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

John Comfort john at comfortconsulting.com
Wed Jul 12 12:11:55 EDT 2017

I concur with Bill Herrin.

John Comfort

On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 8:35 AM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 11:12 AM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
>> On 12 Jul 2017, at 11:05 AM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
>> 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
>> first.
>> Bill -
>>    Alas, we have to the listen to the community to obtain that clarity,
>> so
>>    I must ask you -
>>      “Do you believe that there is a definition/goal of diversity that
>> ARIN should target for the Board of Trustees?”
> No, I think that's probably a rabbit hole too.
> I think the pool of candidates who are both technically qualified
> (priority 1) and willing to volunteer (priority 2) is too small to support
> an explicit diversity goal (somewhere around priority 5 or 6). With only a
> vague goal and a limited pool, I would restrict any action to small changes
> with little potential for harm, such as:
> * the direction the board already gave the nomcom,
> * expanding who can serve on the nomcom (currently only ARIN members may
> serve, limiting the nominators' diversity) and
> * expanding the criteria for who the nomcom can consider for nomination
> (IIRC, an ARIN member must recommend someone for nomination before the
> nomcom can consider them)
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
> --
> William Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com  bill at herrin.us
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