Historical Resolution Tracking Feature » Final Report of BWG-NomCom

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Final Report of BWG-NomCom

Resolution of the ICANN Board

BWG-NomCom review of Recommendation 10 of the Nominating Committee Review Finalization Working Group

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Meeting Date: 
Wed, 30 Jul 2014
Resolution Number: 
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the Board Working Group on Nominating Committee (BWG‐NomCom) was formed in February 2014 and charged with performing the review called for in Recommendation 10 of the Nominating Committee Review Finalization Working Group, addressing issues of the size and composition of the Nominating Committee, as well as the related issues of NomCom's recruitment and selection functions.

Whereas, in performing its work, the BWG‐NomCom considered the role of the NomCom in ICANN, as well as issues of representation and parity among the entities across ICANN that have members serving on the NomCom.

Whereas, the BWG‐NomCom completed a report with 15 recommendations, and provided that report to the Structural Improvements Committee as required in the BWG-NomCom charter.

Whereas, the SIC recommends that this report should be posted for public comment prior to further Board of the potential adoption of the 15 recommendations.

Resolved (2014.07.30.09), that the Report of the ICANN Board Working Group on the Nominating Committee be posted for public comment.

Rationale for Resolution: 

The BWG-NomCom was created in order execute the recommendation of the Review Finalization Working Group (recommendation 10) to address the size and composition, and the recruitment and selection process of the NomCom, as well as address the related issues, including:

Whether a representational model is appropriate for the NomCom in the future;

Determination of the appropriate length of term of service by NomCom members and whether term limits should be imposed;

Whether the NomCom should continue to fill other key positions in addition to Board members.

The BWG-NomCom completed its work and issued a report, including 15 recommendations.

In accordance with ICANN's commitment to the bottom-up multi-stakeholder approach, the report and recommendations will be posted for public comment. All public comments will be evaluated and the report finding will be adapted as appropriate, in preparing a final report, for consideration and decision by the ICANN Board. There are no fiscal impacts in submitting this report for public comment. The posting of this report is not anticipated to have any impact on the security, stability or resiliency of the DNS.

This is an Organizational Administrative Function for which public comment is not required.