[Internal-cg] Co-chair roles document for comment

Milton L Mueller mueller at syr.edu
Mon Jul 21 16:24:11 UTC 2014

I hear both Mary and Daniel, but still support the idea of two or three co-chairs. While I'd be very happy with Alissa as our chair, for reasons of distributing work load and of political balance, I'd like to add another one or two. Either way, this is not a killer issue for me. I just want to get it resolved soon so we can get moving. 


-----Original Message-----
From: internal-cg-bounces at icann.org [mailto:internal-cg-bounces at icann.org] On Behalf Of Daniel Karrenberg
Sent: Monday, July 21, 2014 6:08 AM
To: Mary Uduma; internal-cg at icann.org
Subject: Re: [Internal-cg] Co-chair roles document for comment

On 21.07.14 0:45 , Mary Uduma wrote:
> ...
> In my opinion,  I would ask the ICG to rethink on the  issue of 
> co-chairs.  I think we need only a Chairperson to fast-rack our work. 
> It is always very challenging to row the  boat smoothly when there are 
> several captains. Moreover, ICG is not a permanent Group.
> We should cut down on bureaucracies of selecting three co-chairs with 
> all the attendant "balancing"  that must be considered in the process.
> Looking back at 17-18 July meeting, you will agree with me that it was 
> smooth, focused and well steered.
> I will urge us to select a capable chair who can always call for 
> volunteer leads on  theme(s) and other adhoc task(s}.
> ...

I think Mary has spoken very wise words here. It is a pity that we have been too far down a rat-hole to hear her when she said this during the meeting. Maybe we can take the chance to heed her advice now.

I, for one, completely agree with her.

I also believe Alissa did an outstanding job preparing and running the meeting. We should we look further?

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