ICANN Resolutions » Appointment of 2019 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect

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Appointment of 2019 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Sun, 16 Sep 2018
Resolution Number: 
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the Board Governance Committee (BGC) reviewed the Expressions of Interest from candidates for the 2019 Nominating Committee (NomCom) Chair and Chair-Elect, considered the results of a peer review of the 2018 NomCom leadership, and conducted interviews of candidates.

Whereas, the BGC has recommended that J. Damon Ashcraft be appointed as the 2019 NomCom Chair and Cheryl Ann Miller be appointed as the 2019 NomCom Chair-Elect.

Resolved (2018.09.16.08), the Board hereby appoints J. Damon Ashcraft as the 2019 Nominating Committee Chair and Cheryl Ann Miller as the 2019 Nominating Committee Chair-Elect.

Rationale for Resolution: 

ICANN's Bylaws require the Board to appoint the Nominating Committee (NomCom) Chair and NomCom Chair-Elect. See ICANN Bylaws, Article 8, Section 8.1. The Board has delegated the responsibility for recommending the NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect for Board approval to the Board Governance Committee (BGC). (See BGC Charter at http://www.icann.org/en/committees/board-governance/charter.htm.) The BGC posted a call for expressions of interest (EOI) on 13 June 2018 seeking EOIs by 2 July 2018 (see (https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2018-06-13-en). The BGC received and reviewed several EOIs, reviewed peer review results of the 2018 NomCom leadership and conducted interviews with candidates before making its recommendations. The Board has considered and agrees with the BGC's recommendation for the 2019 NomCom Chair and 2019 NomCom Chair-Elect. The Board also would like to thank all who expressed interest in becoming part of the 2019 NomCom leadership.

Appointing a NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect identified through a public EOI process, including interviews of the candidates, is in the public interest as it positively affects the transparency and accountability of ICANN. It is also fully consistent with ICANN's mission.

Adopting the BGC's recommendation has no financial impact on ICANN that was not otherwise anticipated, and will not negatively impact the security, stability and resiliency of the domain name system.

This is an organizational administrative function not requiring public comment.