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

Bill Woodcock woody at pch.net
Thu Jun 1 18:54:50 EDT 2017

> On Jun 2, 2017, at 1:49 AM, Rob Seastrom <rs at seastrom.com> wrote:
> If the Board believes that increasing the number of seats is *necessary* in order to increase diversity…

There is certainly no consensus that that’s the case.

> The expansion of the Fellowship Program was a commendable first step.  What else can we do to encourage participation in the process by members of historically underrepresented groups?

I agree that that’s the most important thing we can do.

> I am neither in favor of nor opposed to the restrictions/carve-outs that Jason suggests, but will observe that they may be one effective tool among many that the Board or NomCom may bring to bear.

Yes.  But as I’ve explained before, regional representation is done by categorizing _voters_, not _candidates_.


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