[NA-Discuss] Schedule for appointing regional At-Large Delegates to the NomCom

Heidi Ullrich Heidi.Ullrich at icann.org
Wed Jul 25 17:28:16 UTC 2012

Dear All,

On behalf of the Chair of the ALAC, Olivier Crépin-Leblond, we would like to inform you of the schedule for the process of appointing the regional At-Large Delegates to the Nominating Committee (NomCom).

The ALAC ExCom has suggested the following timetable for nominations and consultation recommendations from RALOs for consideration by the ALAC for appointment as the 2013 NomCom At-Large Delegate positions:

1. Nominations Open:  24 July 2012
2. Nominations Close:  7 August 2012
3. Nomination Acceptance Deadline: On or before 10 August 2012
4. RALO nominee prioritization period:  Between 10-15 August 2012 (this may include a vote if desired)
5. ALAC Notification: RALOs to transmit all accepted nominations with a recommendation for a preferred candidate if the RALO wishes to provide one by 15 August 2012
6. ALAC Review of RALO Recommendations/Additional List of Nominations Accepted: 15 August -20 August 2012
7. ALAC selection and endorsement vote: Carried out on-line between 20-24 August 2012
8. Notification to NomCom of Appointees: No later than 25 August 2012 or as arranged with NomCom Secretariat

Please note that the ICANN Bylaws (see: XI-2.4.e) <http://www.icann.org/en/general/bylaws.htm#XI-2.4> state: The ALAC shall, after consultation with each RALO, annually appoint five voting delegates (no two of whom shall be citizens of countries in the same Geographic Region, as defined according to Section 5 of Article VI to the Nominating Committee.

Voting members of the NomCom are appointed for a one year term, starting after the close of the Annual General Meeting 2012 and ending at the close of the Annual General Meeting 2013.

An At-Large ALAC and RALO Elections, Selections and Appointments 2012 Workspace<https://community.icann.org/display/atlarge/At-Large+ALAC+and+RALO+Elections%2C+Selections+and+Appointments+2012> has been created for these, and other, positions. Please feel free to add your nominations and comments directly to the workspace or by posting a message on your RALO mailing list.

The NomCom's charge is as follows:

The NomCom is responsible for the selection of eight ICANN Board Members and for other selections as are set forth in the Bylaws. (See Bylaws Article VII, Section 1<http://www.icann.org/general/bylaws.htm#VII-1>.)
The NomCom is charged with populating a portion of the ICANN Board as noted above, as well as the ALAC, the ccNSO Council and the GNSO Council. The NomCom complements the other means for filling a portion of key ICANN leadership positions achieved within the Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees.
The Bylaws also state that the NomCom shall adopt such operating procedures as it deems necessary, which shall be published on the ICANN website.
The NomCom is designed to function independently from the Board, the Supporting Organizations, and Advisory Committees. NomCom members act only on behalf of the interests of the global Internet community and within the scope of the ICANN mission and responsibilities assigned to it by the ICANN Bylaws.
Members contribute to the NomCom both their understanding of the broad interests of the Internet as a whole and their knowledge and experience of the concerns and interests of the Internet stakeholders that have appointed them. The challenge for the NomCom is to integrate these perspectives and derive consensus in its selections. Although appointed by Supporting Organizations and other ICANN bodies, individual NomCom members are not accountable to their appointing constituencies. Members are, of course, accountable for adherence to the Bylaws and for compliance with the rules and procedures established by the NomCom.


Heidi Ullrich, Silvia Vivanco, Matt Ashtiani, Gisella Gruber, and Nathalie Peregrine
ICANN Policy Staff in support of ALAC
E-mail: staff at atlarge.icann.org<mailto:staff at atlarge.icann.org>

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