2019 Nominating Committee Priorities and Agenda

9 January 2019

Damon Ashcraft, 2019 Nominating Committee Chair

On behalf of the 2019 Nominating Committee (NomCom), I would like to update the community on our efforts to find the best candidates for open ICANN leadership positions. The NomCom met for the first time at ICANN63 in Barcelona and was officially seated when the meeting concluded. In Barcelona, we adopted our 2019 Operating Procedures and began our work with the ICANN organization to retain professional firms to assist us with recruiting the best candidates. We will be sharing the status of our search for members of the ICANN Board, the Public Technical Identifiers Board (PTI), the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council, the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council, and the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) in a series of future blogs.

One of the major items we discussed in Barcelona was our effort to make the NomCom more transparent. We plan on hosting at least one public session at ICANN64 in Kobe, Japan, and are making a concerted effort to disclose as much information as possible about our timeline, processes, and other details important to the community. We will continue to keep candidate information and our internal deliberations confidential to respect all the candidates who apply for positions.

Along those lines, I want to reiterate that the NomCom is designed to work with and for the ICANN community. Thus, if you have questions about our work or other matters, please reach out and ask. If you have candidates that you think would be good leaders, please let us know their names so that we can work with you to recruit them.

If you have not had an opportunity to view it yet, please take a minute to check out the introductory video featuring the NomCom leadership team. Please review our webpage, which includes a description of the positions that we will fill, lists our members, describes our timeline, and includes links to our Operating Procedures, Guidelines, and Code of Conduct.

You can expect blog entries from myself or our communications committee on a regular basis. Please contact any member of the NomCom with questions. I can be reached at dashcraft@swlaw.com. I would enjoy hearing from you.

2019 Nominating Committee Chair

Damon Ashcraft