[NA-Discuss] NARALO stance on At-Large Director Petition

Cheryl Langdon-Orr langdonorr at gmail.com
Sun Nov 7 22:01:04 UTC 2010

Thanks for this notice of your regions discussions on any petition processes
outcomes, Evan  I am copying the BCEC  to keep them informed as well with
this reply.

Cheryl Langdon-Orr

On 8 November 2010 01:43, Evan Leibovitch <evan at telly.org> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> Today is the deadline for each RALO to determine if they will support any
> petitions for candidates for the At-Large Board Director position.
> Based on the feedback received I am conveying to you that *NARALO is not
> advancing any candidate petition*.
> In response to an initial solicitation of feedback from members, I have
> determined that majority of NARALO is against petition. At very least we
> have certainly not achieved anything near consensus.
> IN FAVOUR OF PETITION: 4 ALS Representatives, 2 individual members
> AGAINST PETITION: 5 ALS Representatives, 2 individual members
> I will not be posting the list of everyone who expressed an opinion on this
> issue, since some of them sent me private messages. Given that this decision
> was about individuals and not policies, I am prepared to protect that
> privacy to an extent. However, I have sent a verifiable list of member
> choices to Darlene and Heidi, lest there be any accusations that the count
> of opinions received has been fabricated. As Chair, I am not registered
> either way in the above count.
> One NARALO ALS representative indicated that the ALS was reserving
> judgement pending further review, and I have not heard from them since.
> However, even should this ALS be in favour of petition, that would still be
> a 50/50 split within NARALO which I would still consider to be insufficient
> support.
> Opinion was very strong on both sides. There really hasn't been anything
> like this -- upon which consensus could not be reached -- since NARALO was
> formed.
> Still.. I am proud of the work done by the BCEC and its NARALO contingent,
> I hope that NARALO members are satisfied with the process used to determine
> this result given the compressed timeframe, even if you disagree with the
> result itself. And I am confident that we will be able to select a Director
> who will well represent our interests on the ICANN Board.
> - Evan

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