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NANOG Election Ballot

The 2014 Election Process begins on Friday, August 8th with the Call for Board Candidate and Committee Member Nominations; Board nominations close on September 17th and Committee nominations close on October 7th. Actual voting for the 2014 NANOG Elections will begin on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 8am ET and close on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 12pm ET. Only NANOG members in good standing are allowed to vote. **If you are not a member and wish to vote in this election, your membership must be received by 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday October 3, 2014.**

2014 NANOG Elections General Information

Hello NANOGers!

We are once again approaching the annual NANOG election and appointment time. In addition to the "call for nominations" message at the opening of 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 serve in the 2014 election process. Click here to become a member today!

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 completing the Online Process.   Any questions should be submitted 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,
Michael K. Smith
On behalf of the NANOG Board of Directors
 

Notes about the 2014 Election

Elections for three of the six elected positions on the NANOG Board of Directors will be held in October 2014, for two-year terms ending in October 2016.

The current Board members whose terms are expiring are:

  • Steve Feldman
  • Dan Golding
  • Michael Smith

Michael Smith has served two 2-year terms and cannot be considered for re-election until October 2015 (one year leave). Steve and Dan are completing their first 2-year term and 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 and Communications Committee members. Elections for the Board of Directors will be held in October 2014. 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 notified of their nomination and will be asked to accept or decline the nomination. If accepted, they will be asked to complete an online questionnaire about their qualifications and their Declaration of Candidacy. Board of Directors Candidates will also be invited to make a short presentation at the Members Meeting on Monday, October 6th, during NANOG 62.

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

The NANOG 2014 Elections Process is now open. To nominate yourself or another person, please complete the online process. Please submit any questions to elections@nanog.org.

Election Timeline
  
Call for Board Member nominations August 8, 2014
  
Call for Program and Communications Committees nominations August 8, 2014
  
Bylaws discussed, proposed changes explored August 25, 2014
  
Board Member nominations close September 17, 2014
  
Bylaws amendments posted September 15, 2014
  
Ballot approved September 18, 2014
  
Voting for the 2014 Board opens at 8:00AM ET October 6, 2014
  
Program and Communications Committees nominations close at 12:00PM ET October 8, 2014
  
Voting for the 2014 Board closes at 12:00PM ET October 8, 2014
  
Board Appointment of New  Committee Members October 8, 2014
  

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 the 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 notified of their nomination and will be asked to accept or decline the nomination. If accepted, they will be asked to complete an online questionnaire and their Declaration of Candidacy. The 2014 Board will appoint Communications Committee Members on Wednesday, October 8th.

To view the Communications Committee Member Responsibilities, click HERE

The NANOG 2014 Communications Committee Process is now open. To nominate yourself or another person, please  complete the online process. Please submit any questions 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 notified of their nomination and will be asked to accept or decline the nomination. If accepted, they will be asked to complete an online questionnaire and their Declaration of Candidacy. The 2014 Board will appoint Program Committee Members on Wednesday, October 8th.

To view the Program Committee Member Responsibilities, click HERE

 
The NANOG 2014 Program Committee Nomination Process is now open. To nominate yourself or another person, please complete the online process. Please submit any questions to elections@nanog.org.

 

 

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