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Re: [ga] At Large Board Seat

  • To: GA <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Hugh Dierker <hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [ga] At Large Board Seat
  • From: Danny Younger <dannyyounger@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 20:09:55 -0700 (PDT)


here are the relevant Board meeting minutes:

b.Voting Director Appointed from the At Large

The Board received an update from Staff regarding the Board review Working 
Group recommendation for the inclusion of a voting director appointed from the 
At Large. The Board discussed some potential implementation hurdles that must 
be resolved, though recognized that approving of the recommendation in 
principle would then allow for the planning of the implementation.

The Board then took the following action:

Whereas on 21 May 2009 the Board of Directors previously considered a 
recommendation from the Structural Improvements Committee (SIC) requesting 
approval in principle of the idea that voting directors should be appointed 
from the At Large, as recommended in the ALAC Review Working Group, and the 
Board requested the SIC to provide additional scenarios and recommendations for 
how such an addition of voting directors may be achieved;

Whereas the SIC determined that this matter could be appropriately addressed 
within the ongoing work of the Board Review Working Group (BRWG), as it was 
already addressing issues related to the size of the Board;

Whereas on 12 August 2009 the BRWG issued a recommendation to add one voting 
director to the Board appointed by the At Large community, in substitution of 
the present ALAC liaison to the Board, and voted to present this recommendation 
to the SIC and the Board prior to the presentation of the forthcoming BRWG 
Final Report;

Whereas the recommendation issued by the BRWG was a compromise solution among 
the BRWG members; and

Whereas the SIC reviewed the BRWG recommendation at its 17 August 2009 meeting 
and approved the receiving of this recommendation and forwarding of the 
recommendation to the Board for discussion and implementation.

Resolved (2009.08.27.15) that the recommendation of the BRWG to add one voting 
director appointed from the At Large Community to the ICANN Board of Directors, 
and removing the present ALAC Liaison to the Board, is approved in principle 
for implementation. Staff is directed to identify all steps required to achieve 
the implementation of this principle, after issuing of the BRWG Final Report.

All Board members present unanimously approved of this resolution.

The Chair congratulated the Board in reaching this decision.

--- On Tue, 9/15/09, Hugh Dierker <hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Hugh Dierker <hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [ga] At Large Board Seat
> To: "GA" <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 8:09 PM
> We should take note at this time
> of this interesting and important development:
> ICANN Board Unanimously Approves Voting
> Board Seat for At-Large 
> found here:  http://www.atlarge.icann.org/en/ ;
> To be sure it is old news.  But here
> is what is not even news yet!!!!
> Is Denise Michel going to be able to hand
> pick the ALAC board member??


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