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2013 NANOG Elections

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NANOG Election Ballot

Voting for the 2013 NANOG Election opens on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 8am MST and closes on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 12pm MST. Only NANOG members in good standing are allowed to vote. Join NANOG today!

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2013 NANOG Elections General Information

Hello NANOGers!

We are once again approaching the annual NANOG election and appointment time. In addition to the series of "call for nominations" messages at the opening of each stage in the process, the following is an overview and timeline of the actual election process. We encourage those in the community who are not currently NANOG members to consider becoming members of NANOG and to consider standing for a position in our leadership. Through membership and voting, you will be an active participant in directing all NANOG activities.

Only NANOG members are eligible to vote and service in the 2013 election process. Click here to become a member today!

Elections for three of the six elected positions on the NANOG Board of Directors will be held in October 2013, for two-year terms ending in October 2015.

The current Board members whose terms are expiring are:

  • Sylvie LaPerriere
  • Duane Wessels
  • Steve Gibbard

Sylvie and Duane have served two 2-year terms and cannot be considered for re-election until October 2014 (one year leave). Steve is completing a 1 2-year term and he can stand for re-election.

For more information about the role of the Board, or to find out more about what's involved in being a Board member, please consult the NANOG Bylaws (PDF) or contact someone who is already serving and ask them directly.

A brief description of the Board and NANOG Committees follow:

NANOG Board of Directors

The NANOG Board of Directors is an active and engaged component of NANOG. The Board of Directors is responsible for and works closely with the Committee Chairs to promote, support, and improve NANOG. The Board ensures that the NANOG organization remains open, relevant, useful, and financially sound. The Board is also responsible for the selection of the new Program Committee, Communications Committee, and Development Committee members. Elections for the Board of Directors will be held in October 2013. Three (3) positions are to be filled.

Per the bylaws, Board members must be NANOG members in good standing and must attend at least two of three yearly NANOG meetings while in office. Each candidate must declare any and all affiliation(s) relevant to NANOG, which will include his or her main employer, as well as any other major relationships (for instance, if a candidate's primary employer is a nonprofit entity which is sponsored by a vendor, the candidate would declare both the nonprofit and the vendor as affiliations).

All candidates will be asked to complete a questionnaire about their qualifications, and to submit a Declaration of Candidacy Form (Doc) to be presented at the members meeting during NANOG 59.

A good candidate will have experience with Internet engineering, operations, and governance organizations as well as the principles and practices which guide them. Consensus organizing, leadership, outreach and communication skills are prized, and a willingness to be engaged in the governance process is required.

To view the Board Member Responsibilities, click HERE

Please send nominations to elections@nanog.org. If you are nominating another person, please provide that person's name and email address. If you are nominating yourself, please complete the Declaration of Candidacy Form (Doc) and submit it to elections@nanog.org.

Election Timeline
  
Call for Board member nominations August 9, 2013
  
Bylaws discussed, proposed changes explored August 23, 2013
  
Call for Development Committee, Program Committee and Communications Committee nominations September 13, 2013

  
Board member nominations close 5:00 PM PST September 20, 2013
   
Committee member nominations close 5:00 PM Local Meeting Time October 8, 2013
  
Bylaws amendments posted September 20, 2013
 
Ballot approved September 27, 2013
  
Voting for the 2013 Board opens at 8:00 AM MST October 7, 2013
  
Committee Member Returning Members Identified/Confirmed October 7, 2013
  
Voting for the 2013 Board closes at 12:00 PM MST October 9, 2013
  
Board Appointment of New Program Committee October 9, 2013
  
Board Appointment of New Development and Communications Committee October 9, 2013

NANOG Communications Committee

The Communications Committee will consist of at least three members selected by the Board of Directors. Members of the Communications Committee may not serve concurrently on the Board of Directors. The chairperson of the Communications Committee will serve ex officio in a non-voting role on the Board of Directors, in order to facilitate communication between the two groups.

One of the primary functions of Communications Committee is the maintenance of a community mailing list (the NANOG operators list). The Communications Committee will be responsible for the administration and minimal moderation of the list.

The Board of Directors will select the new Communications Committee members after the election in October. Two positions are to be filled.

The main NANOG mailing list serves an important role in the community by providing a day-to-day forum for network operators. Participating as a member of the Communications Committee gives you the opportunity to make a noticeable contribution.

All candidates will be asked to complete a questionnaire about their qualifications, and to submit a Declaration of Candidacy Form (Doc).

To view the Communications Committee Member Responsibilities, click HERE

Please send nominations to elections@nanog.org. If you are nominating another person, please provide that person's name and email address. If you are nominating yourself, please complete the Declaration of Candidacy Form (Doc) and submit it to elections@nanog.org.

NANOG Development Committee

The Membership and Development Committee will consist of at least three members selected by the Board of Directors. Members of the Membership and Development Committee may not serve concurrently on the Board of Directors. The chairperson of the Membership and Development Committee will serve ex officio in a non-voting role on the Board of Directors, in order to facilitate communication between the two groups.

The Membership and Development Committee will be responsible for the recruitment of NANOG's membership, sponsorship, and other fundraising necessary to keep NANOG in operation.

Membership and Development Committee members will serve a two-year term, with terms staggered such that as close to half as possible of the terms expire each year. No member will serve more than two consecutive terms, although additional terms may be served after a one-year interval.

All candidates will be asked to complete a questionnaire about their qualifications, and to submit a Declaration of Candidacy Form (Doc).

To view the Development Committee Member Responsibilities, click HERE

Please send nominations to elections@nanog.org. If you are nominating another person, please provide that person's name and email address. If you are nominating yourself, please complete the Declaration of Candidacy Form (Doc) and submit it to elections@nanog.org.

NANOG Program Committee

The Program Committee is a group of sixteen individuals from the NANOG community who together are responsible for the solicitation and selection of material for NANOG meeting programs. The Board of Directors will select new Program Committee members after the election in October. Eight (8) positions are to be filled.

Per the NANOG bylaws, eligible candidates each will serve a two-year term, with eight terms ending each year. No Program Committee member will serve more than two consecutive full terms, although additional terms may be served after a one-year interval. To be eligible to be appointed as a member of the Program Committee, an individual must have attended one NANOG conference within the prior calendar year (12 months) and be a NANOG member in good standing.

One member of the Board of Directors will serve ex officio (without a vote) on the Program Committee, in order to facilitate communication between the two groups. Broad technical knowledge of Internet operations and familiarity with NANOG meetings are useful attributes. Having constructive opinions and ideas about how NANOG meetings might be improved is of high value. A willingness to recruit presentations for each meeting is required.

All candidates will be asked to complete a questionnaire about their qualifications, and to submit a Declaration of Candidacy Form (Doc).

To view the Program Committee Member Responsibilities, click HERE

 
Please send nominations to elections@nanog.org. If you are nominating another person, please provide that person's name and email address. If you are nominating yourself, please complete the Declaration of Candidacy Form (Doc) and submit it to elections@nanog.org.

Why?

If you care about NANOG and think that you would like to take a turn at volunteering your time to help make it better please consider joining as a member and running for a position. If you know someone else that you believe would be interested, nominate them by sending their contact information to elections@nanog.org.

As NANOG continues to evolve, our Committees will continue to play an increasingly important role in our success. By joining now, you can be an integral part of the process.

For more information about the role of any Committee, or to find out more about what's involved in being a Committee member, please consult the current NANOG Bylaws or follow the links above to the Committee Member Responsibilities documents.

Best regards,

Sylvie LaPerriere
On behalf of the NANOG Board of Directors