[At-Large] CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST for ALAC Liaisons to serve from October 2012 to ICANN AGM 2013

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Fri Oct 5 00:45:32 UTC 2012

*Call for Expressions of Interest for ALAC Liaisons to serve from
October 2012 to ICANN AGM 2013*


Dear All,


The ALAC Liaison positions, and those currently serving in the role
(until the ICANN AGM in Toronto) are listed below. The incumbent Liaisons

are able to stand for reappointment.


 Please note that only current ALAC members can nominate and select the


*Nominations are now called for each of the following Liaison positions:*


·         GNSO liaison -- Currently held by Alan Greenberg

·         ccNSO -- Currently held by Cheryl Langdon-Orr

·         SSAC -- Currently held by Julie Hammer

·         IDN Policy -- Currently held by Edmon Chung

·         NCSG -- Currently held by Evan Leibovitch

The DotMobi Liaison position is remaining vacant pending clarification
from DotMobi.   


*2012-2103 ALAC Liaison Selection Schedule: *


  * 4 October 2012 - Call for Expressions of Interest  (to be sent to
  * 10 October 2012 -  Deadline for Liaison Nominations (to be sent to
  * 15 October 2012 - Chair to post to the public ALAC list a "selection
    summary" message (sent to lists).
  * 15-18 October 2012 - Nominations are discussed.
  * 19 October 2012 - Deadline for Nominees to Accept their Nomination
    (sent to lists and or as notified and recorded on the relevant
    Election Pages of the At-Large Wiki.)
  * 22-26 October 2012 - Selection of ALAC Liaisons -- if elections are
    required, they will be held 22-26 October 2012. Where only one
    nomination is received for any Liaison position, the nominee will be
    confirmed in that role on 19 October 2012
  * 26 October 2012 - Selection/Election Results announced and any
    unconfirmed Liaisons begin in their roles.



*Relevant Rules from the ALAC Rules of Procedure: *




4.1 Liaisons to ICANN's Advisory Committees, Supporting Organizations
and Constituencies can be established by approval of the Committee; in

that case, they will follow the rules established for the appointment
and functioning of the GNSO Liaison


4.2 **Refers to *The Board Liaison*, and is therefore not relevant here,
and will be redacted from the revised ALAC ROPs*


4.3 The election can take place by electronic mail, online balloting,
written balloting, or any other means deemed convenient and accurate


4.4 All liaisons serve for a term of one year starting from the closure
of an Annual General Meeting and ending at the closure of the following

Annual General Meeting.


4.5 Liaisons shall be freely chosen by the ALAC, according to the
following criteria:


4.6 They shall normally be persons who are current or former members of
the ALAC, or are anyway familiar with the activities and functioning of

ICANN and of the ALAC;


4.7 They shall accept to serve on behalf of the At-Large Community by
acting for the good of the entire Committee, working to bridge

differences and build consensus, but also recognizing difference and
enabling different opinions to be shared;


4.8 They shall accept, while acting in their capacity as an ALAC
representative, to put the collective views of the ALAC, always, in
front of their own.




5.1 There is no requirement for a Liaison to be a member of the At-Large
Advisory Committee;*


5.2 A conflict of interest statement must be filed;


5.3 A person may not serve two different liaison positions at the same time;


5.4 All liaisons can be removed before the end of their term by a vote
of recall according to rule 11;


5.5 All liaisons have a duty of performing their roles with diligence
and loyalty to the Committee, and are bound to meet the minimum

participation requirements set forth in Rule 21. In case of failure to
do so, the Chair shall call a vote of recall.


The mission and responsibilities of each Liaison of the ALAC are:


5.6 To participate diligently in the meetings and activities of the body
he/she is liaison to;


5.7 To communicate and advocate the positions of the ALAC to such body;


5.8 To report to the ALAC the current and upcoming activities of the
body he/she is liaison to, as far as this is possible under the timing

and confidentiality constraints of such *body;*


5.9 When this is possible under such constraints, ask to the ALAC for
advance instructions on matters that are going to be discussed by such body.




6.1 All liaisons have the same rights of access to information, mailing
lists and documents *as the ordinary ALAC members.*


*PLEASE NOTE:* With the exception of the ALAC ByLaw-mandated liaisons to
the GNSO and the ccNSO, there is no assured travel finding for ALAC
Liaisons to attend

ICANN Meetings unless they are serving ALAC members. Therefore,
assurances that they can still perform their role will be required.


*The 2012-2013 ALAC Liaison Election - Schedule and Nominees Workspace:*


This workspace is available at https://community.icann.org/x/lZEoAg.

It includes the following additional important information:


·         Qualification criteria for liaisons;


·         Privileges of liaisons;


·         Election procedures, including specific procedures for the
ALAC liaison to the SSAC;


·         A table listing who has been nominated for the various liaison


Kind regards,


Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond

ALAC Chair

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