[council] GAC Liaison - Update

James M. Bladel jbladel at godaddy.com
Tue Jun 7 01:37:41 UTC 2016

Dear Council Colleagues -

Recently we closed the nomination period for candidates interested in being considered for the role of GNSO Liaison to the GAC.  Unfortunately, the response from the GNSO community was underwhelming.  The Vice Chairs and I believe that this may be at least partly attributable to the timing of the announcement, as more candidates could be interested in the role if it coincided with the terms of other elected and appointed positions, which is the conclusion of the AGM in Hyderabad.

Therefore, with this in mind, I'd like to propose that we postpone the selection of a new GNSO - GAC Liaison until later in the fall, with the (rough) timeline listed below.  It is expected that the additional time will generate renewed attention to the role, additional expressions of interest from prospective candidates, and permanently align the term of this position with that of other terms, including most Councilors.

Please let me know if you have any concerns or objections to this approach.  On a related note, Mason Cole has graciously agreed to stay on a few extra months to ensure continuity.  Thank you, Mason.




Nominations Accepted for Candidates:  1 OCT 2016
Council Chairs consider candidates and notify first choice  20 OCT
Chairs submit motion to Council by 29 OCT for consideration during Council meeting on 8 NOV
GAC Leadership notified of new Liaison by 9 NOV
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