[NA-Discuss] IMPORTANT - NARALO Elections

Thompson, Darlene DThompson1 at GOV.NU.CA
Mon Jul 9 00:04:13 UTC 2012

I am now speaking personally and not as Secretariat on this matter:

I have known Evan ever since we started the NARALO.  He has always been an acute contributor to all conversations; he listens to other's contributions when making decisions and has spent considerable amounts of his own, personal, voluntary time doing massive amounts of work for both the NARALO and the ALAC.  I cannot think of a better person to represent us on the ALAc.  If he had not put in his SOI, I would have nominated him.  His work has been examplary and I can't think of another person in our region who is willing to commit so much of their personal time to our cuase.

Best of luck, Evan!

(again, I am speaking personally and not as Secretariat)


Darlene A. Thompson
CAP Administrator
N-CAP/Department of Education
P.O. Box 1000, Station 910
Iqaluit, NU  X0A 0H0
Phone:  (867) 975-5631
Fax:  (867) 975-5610
dthompson at gov.nu.ca
From: evanleibovitch at gmail.com [evanleibovitch at gmail.com] on behalf of Evan Leibovitch [evan at telly.org]
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2012 7:53 PM
To: Thompson, Darlene
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Subject: Re: [NA-Discuss] IMPORTANT - NARALO Elections

Thank you, Darlene.

I wish to stand for re-election as ALAC representative for the North American Region.

I have a very visible track record within ICANN, having served for two years as Vice-Chair of ALAC after serving for two years as NARALO's first Chair.

I believe I have represented the region well, with a combination of optimism and caution (dare I say cynicism) that I believe generally reflects the conflicted view of Internet end-users towards ICANN. I believe I have played a part in At-Large's growing confidence and respect within ICANN, notably in improving working relationships with the ICANN Board and Governmental Advisory Committee, as well as the production of clear, thoughtful policy advice on a range of issues. I speak my mind when I encounter wrongs, and attempt to make decisions that are accountable and justified on what is best for the At-Large community. I believe in open and constructive engagement, having created the NARALO and later the At-Large Skype chat areas as well as creating innovative proposals for At-Large end user outreach.

I hope I can again gain the support of the region to continue this work, and especially to move forward the conversation on necessary ICANN reforms being advanced by the Future Challenges Working Group which I co-founded and co-chair. In addition I will continue my ongoing work to further embed end-user needs and concerns into ICANN's corporate core, and to ensure that the issues that matter to the North American region are well represented at ALAC.

- Evan

On 6 July 2012 14:44, Thompson, Darlene <DThompson1 at gov.nu.ca<mailto:DThompson1 at gov.nu.ca>> wrote:
Hi all,

Well, its "that time of year" again!

As per our Rules of Procedures, the Secretariat is to issue a call for SOIs for elected positions on July 1 of each year.  I was going to do this on Monday's meeting but since there seems to be confusion on that matter, I won't allow that to cause us further delays.

We need to elect three positions:  ALAC, Chair and Secretariat.  The current ALAC seat that is now coming up for election is the one that Evan is holding.  Evan has ran for one term and is eligible for a second, if he chooses to run.  The Chair and Secretariat positions are elected on a year-by-year basis.

Our ROP states that we are to allow a 30 day period to collect Statements of Interest for these positions during the 30 day period after this announcement.  The deadline for accepting SOIs, therefore will be Aug. 5, 2012.  If you are interested in any of these positions, please send your SOI to the list to be gathered.  We do not have any specific format for such SOIs - people generally just state what position that they are interested in and what they might bring to the position.  It is in our ROP that we are to try to choose these positions by concensus but if there is no consensus then a vote is to be called.

Questions?  Comments?  General discussion?  SOIs?  Bring them on!


Darlene A. Thompson
CAP Administrator
N-CAP/Department of Education
P.O. Box 1000, Station 910
Iqaluit, NU  X0A 0H0
Phone:  (867) 975-5631<tel:%28867%29%20975-5631>
Fax:  (867) 975-5610<tel:%28867%29%20975-5610>
dthompson at gov.nu.ca<mailto:dthompson at gov.nu.ca>
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