[council] GAC Liaison - Update

Phil Corwin psc at vlaw-dc.com
Tue Jun 7 14:08:23 UTC 2016

I'm inclined to agree with the proposed timetable, but like Paul would like a bit more data. In particular, does the term "underwhelming" denote no applications?

Also, it may not just be a timing issue, but the fact that the Liaison has to commit to spend so much time in GAC meetings when attending an ICANN meeting in which their primary interest may be in other discussions going on simultaneously.

Best to all, Philip

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From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On Behalf Of Paul McGrady
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 7:22 AM
To: 'James M. Bladel'; 'GNSO Council List'
Subject: RE: [council] GAC Liaison - Update

Hi James,

Before opining, can we have the full data set?  Please let us know who expressed interest.  Thanks!


From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org<mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org> [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On Behalf Of James M. Bladel
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 8:38 PM
To: GNSO Council List
Subject: [council] GAC Liaison - Update

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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