[council] GAC Liaison - Update

Paul McGrady policy at paulmcgrady.com
Tue Jun 7 19:35:29 UTC 2016

Hi James,


I guess until I know who's offer of help we are turning down, I'm not
prepared to agree that we should turn it down.  I also don't think there is
any reason not to disclose that information and know if no procedure to not
disclose it.  We are not the NomCom.  Can you please fully inform us so that
we can decide on how to respond to your request?







From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On
Behalf Of James M. Bladel
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 11:11 AM
To: Phil Corwin; Paul McGrady; 'GNSO Council List'
Subject: Re: [council] GAC Liaison - Update


Hi Phil & Paul -


We did receive some interest in the role, but significantly less so than
when the Liaison was created two years ago.  


Also, none of the applicants had any previous experience with the GNSO
Council or with PDP working groups (chair or participant), which were key
considerations in the selection process.  Additionally, we received some
verbal indications of interested candidates, but these were withdrawn prior
to the deadline. (Most likely due to the irregular term, but I also note
Phil's point about the time commitment during ICANN meetings.)


Apologies if this sounds like I'm being coy, but I am attempting to address
your questions without divulging too many details about the applicants,
should they wish to resubmit in the fall.


Hope this helps.








From: Phil Corwin <psc at vlaw-dc.com>
Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 9:08 
To: Paul McGrady <policy at paulmcgrady.com>, James Bladel
<jbladel at godaddy.com>, GNSO Council List <council at gnso.icann.org>
Subject: RE: [council] GAC Liaison - Update


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


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


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] 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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