ICANN Resolutions » 1999-11-04 - At Large Membership
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Board directs the President and CEO to hire an At-Large membership project manager, convene a Membership Implementation Task Force, and create a report on possible amendments to Article II of the Bylaws.
WHEREAS the Board has adopted a set of Bylaws setting forth the policy framework for ICANN's At Large membership structure and elections;
WHEREAS the Corporation has now received a significant commitment of funding from the Markle Foundation to support the launch of the At Large membership and election program as approved by the Board;
WHEREAS the Markle Foundation grant funds will permit ICANN to hire a dedicated At-Large membership project manager, and to provide the staff support necessary to the work of the Membership Implementation Task Force; it is now
RESOLVED [99.143], that the Board directs the President and CEO to promptly acquire appropriate staff and resources to carry out the tasks necessary to implement the Board's membership Bylaws and resolutions;
RESOLVED [99.144], that the President and CEO is directed to convene a Membership Implementation Task Force, which shall generate and implement strategies for outreach and recruitment of a broad and numerous membership that is globally representative of the Internet user community; design effective membership authentication and online election procedures; and undertake such other membership implementation responsibilities as may be assigned to it by the Board or the President;
RESOLVED [99.145], that the President and staff are directed to post by November 19, 1999, a public call to the ICANN community for nominations and expressions of interest in serving on the Task Force; and
RESOLVED [99.146], that the Board notes the many comments on the At Large membership structure and implementing Bylaws adopted by the Board, and directs the President and staff to analyze the comments, and to post for public review and comment a staff report on possible amendments to Article II of the Bylaws, as deemed advisable, prior to the end of January, 2000.