ICANN Resolutions » 2003-04-25- Nominating Committee Funding
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Board increases the 2002-2003 ICANN budget's level of spending by US$147,525 to fund the 2003 NomCom.
Whereas, Article VII of the New Bylaws that came into effect on 15 December 2002 establishes a Nominating Committee to fill positions on ICANN's Board, GNSO Council, and At-Large Advisory Committee;
Whereas, on 20 January 2003 the Board appointed Linda Wilson to be Chair of the Nominating Committee, and since then nearly all delegates and non-voting liaisons have been appointed to the Nominating Committee and the Nominating Committee has begun its work for 2003;
Whereas, the Nominating Committee is striving to make appointments of individuals to the ICANN Board so that the New Board can be seated at the Montreal meeting in June 2003;
Whereas, the Chair of the Nominating Committee has submitted to the President a request for funding to support the 2003 and 2004 Nominating Committee's work;
Whereas, the request for the 2003 Nominating Committee is for funding in a total amount of up to US$147,525, consisting of $93,125 for expenses associated with a face-to-face meeting of the Nominating Committee, US$4,400 for courier service and long-distance telephone (other than teleconference calls, which are already funded by ICANN), and up to US$50,000 for assistance of a search consultant;
Whereas, although it is uncertain whether the above expenses will be incurred in 2002-2003 fiscal year (ending 30 June 2003) or in the 2003-2004 fiscal year, if the Nominating Committee is able to follow its current schedule most of the expenses will be incurred in the 2002-2003 fiscal year;
Whereas, the President has recommended that the Board increase the spending authorized from the 2002-2003 budget for implementation of reform by the amount US$147,525, for the purpose of funding operations of the 2003 Nominating Committee during the 2002-2003 fiscal year;
Whereas, the Finance Committee has reviewed the request and supports the expenditure of funds up to the requested amount for support of the Nominating Committee;
Whereas, the Board is of the view that authorizing the requested funding is important to the successful achievement by the initial Nominating Committee of its important mission;
Resolved [03.68] that the Board increases the level of authorized spending for implementation of reform in the 2002-2003 ICANN budget by US$147,525 to cover funding of the 2003 Nominating Committee;
Further resolved [03.69] that the Nominating Committee Chair's request for funding from future budgets will be considered in the framework of the development of those budgets.
(The Board approved the above resolution by a 12-0-2 vote, with Mr. Auerbach and Mr. Mueller-Maguhn abstaining.)