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
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com.