[council] Re: [soac-discussion] Joint Statement from Contracted Party House on GNSO Elections

Phil Corwin psc at vlaw-dc.com
Thu Oct 22 08:44:12 UTC 2015

I have no objection to spending some of tomorrow on this matter.  But I believe that the non-contracted side of the Council will need to work out its own issues before we can productively engage with the contracted parties. 

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> On Oct 22, 2015, at 9:01 AM, Michele Neylon - Blacknight <michele at blacknight.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Regards
> Michele, RrSG Chair
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