[council] FW: Joint Statement from Contracted Party House on GNSO Elections

Marika Konings marika.konings at icann.org
Thu Oct 22 08:27:45 UTC 2015

Forwarding at the request of Michele Neylon, chair of the Registrar
Stakeholder Group.

On 22/10/15 09:25, "Michele Neylon - Blacknight" <michele at blacknight.com>

>Like many in the GNSO Community, the Contracted Party House is
>disappointed in the unprecedented outcome of the Council election. It is
>particularly unfortunate that this scenario occurred at a time when ICANN
>is in the global spotlight.
>Throughout the election process, the common theme has been an agreement
>amongst all Councilors that either candidate would have made a competent
>and effective GNSO Chair. However, the qualifications of both candidates
>were ultimately disregarded.
>In the interests of stability and continuity we have selected Volker
>Greimann to continue to serve as the Contracted Party House Vice-Chair
>during this interim period.
>We ask ICANN Staff to consider repurposing Friday's scheduled Council
>Development Session to instead allow for a facilitated discussion amongst
>GNSO community leaders to work within the process to arrive at a mutually
>satisfactory and expeditious result, that will enable the Council focus
>on the important work ahead.
>Michele, RrSG Chair
>Mr Michele Neylon
>Blacknight Solutions
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