[ARIN-consult] Reminder: Consultation on Increasing the size of the ARIN Board of Trustees

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Wed Jul 12 11:05:24 EDT 2017

On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 9:14 AM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:

> At this time, the only more detailed expression of Board intent
> regarding diversity would be in the directions to NomCom, as
> contained in their charter -
> <https://www.arin.net/about_us/committeecharters.html#nomcom>
> "d. ARIN Board Guidance to the 2017 NomCom
> The ARIN Board of Trustees notes that diversity in the composition of the
> Board and the Advisory Council (including but not limited to gender,
> industry, and geographic diversity) is encouraged, and provides this
> guidance to the 2017 NomCom for its consideration in the development of the
> candidate slates."

Great. Stop there and evaluate the results you get. No tinkering with the
board size can be effective until the nominees reflect whatever standard of
diversity you choose to seek.

> Given that the Board has been listening to the community on
> this issue (and there are quite a range of views), it is not certain
> that a more precise definition is possible.

Unfocused goals don't support gratuitous changes to the board structure. If
a precise definition of "diversity of background" is not yet possible then
you don't yet understand your goal well enough to make potentially
destructive changes based on it. Focus on improving your goal statement

Bill Herrin

William Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com  bill at herrin.us
Dirtside Systems ......... Web: <http://www.dirtside.com/>
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