Historical Resolution Tracking Feature » Board Committee and Leadership Selection Procedures

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Board Committee and Leadership Selection Procedures

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Mon, 8 Feb 2021
Resolution Number: 
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the Board Governance Committee has reviewed and recommended revisions to the Board Committee and Leadership Selection Procedures so that they align with current practices.

Resolved (2021.02.08.05), the revised Board Committee and Leadership Selection Procedures are approved.

Rationale for Resolution: 

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

In this role, the BGC has recommended, and the Board agrees, that Board approve revisions to the Board Committee and Leadership Selection Procedures, to align those Procedures 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 that does not require public comment.