On behalf of the ICANN Board and organization (org), we wish to thank the ICANN community for another year of dedicated work in service of ICANN's mission. The fact that ICANN's work, to preserve a single, interoperable Internet, has continued to progress in a year of challenges and uncertainty is a testament to not only to the strength of the ICANN multistakeholder model, but to the tenacity and dedication of the individuals that make up our community.
ICANN is both lucky and proud to have a thriving community of diverse and committed individuals. We are grateful for your contributions and engagement during a year where demands on time and energy were high. The world relies on the Internet more than ever before and your role in supporting ICANN's mission cannot be underestimated or understated.
Each year, ICANN offices close for the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. We recognize the importance of uninterrupted rest, relaxation, and time to be with friends and family. This is not only important for our ICANN org teams, but for the ICANN Board and community as well. We all worked hard throughout the year, often juggling time zones and, in previous years, travel. While we look optimistically toward 2022 bringing us together in-person, we are thankful for the efforts of the community, Board, and org to collaborate remotely and advance our important work together.
We hope that however you spend this holiday season, it brings joy, rest, and renewal. We wish you a happy and healthy new year and look forward to a successful 2022.