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Revised Board Committee and Leadership Selection Procedures

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Thu, 2 Nov 2017
Resolution Number: 
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the Board Committee and Leadership Selection Procedures document was previously updated and approved by the Board on 26 June 2009.

Whereas, the Board Governance Committee has reviewed and revised the previously adopted Board Committee and Leadership Selection Procedures.

Resolved (2017.11.02.13), the revised Board Committee and Leadership Selection Procedures are approved.

Rationale for Resolution: 

As part of its responsibilities, the Board Governance Committee (BGC) is tasked with "[c]reating and recommending to the full Board for approval a slate of nominees for Board Chair, Board Vice Chair, and chairmanship and membership of each Board Committee, including filling any vacancies which may occur in these positions during the year." (BGC Charter, § II.C.)

In this role, the BGC recommended, and the Board agrees, that Board approve revisions to the Board Committee and Leadership Selection Procedures, which was previously updated by the Board on 26 June 2009, to align with current selection practices.

The action is consistent with ICANN's mission and is in the public interest as it is important to ensure that procedures for Board Committee and leadership selection are up to date and reflect current practices.

This decision will have no direct fiscal impact on the organization and no impact on the security, stability or resiliency of the domain name system.

This decision is an Organizational administrative function for which public comment is not required.