[ARIN-consult] Reminder: Consultation on Increasing the size of the ARIN Board of Trustees
jcurran at arin.net
Fri Jun 2 11:00:46 EDT 2017
On 2 Jun 2017, at 10:39 AM, Jason Schiller <jschiller at google.com<mailto:jschiller at google.com>> wrote:
As Bill points out categorizing _candidates_ may make sense in some cases
such as gender diversity.
Diversity relates to the variety of experiences, history, and backgrounds
who will serve on the Board (or the AC, or any other body for that matter)
Representation is quite a different matter which provides having particular seats
that are charged with representation of a particular community. If you really want to
have representation of a particularly community, then you have to allow said group
to vote for whomever they feel represents them best, even if they choose someone
not from the part of the region or someone who is not diverse in any way from the
rest of the body. This is why providing for formal representation of specific parts
of the region doesn’t necessarily change the diversity of the overall body.
President and CEO
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