[ARIN-consult] Community Consultation on Increasing the Size of the ARIN Board of Trustees
info at arin.net
Thu May 11 13:18:18 EDT 2017
After receiving community feedback during the ARIN 38 meeting in Jamaica
regarding the need for more background diversity on the ARIN Board of
Trustees, the ARIN Bylaws were changed to allow for the appointment of
an eighth voting Board member for a 1-year term, and this option was
used after the 2016 ARIN Election.
At their meeting on 8 May 2017, the ARIN Board discussed and agreed to
propose for community consultation an additional change to expand the
number of elected Board members from six to nine, as this will increase
opportunities for diversity in the background of Board members. While
this change would require an update to the Bylaws, the update would not
affect the member-protected portion of the Bylaws. However, the ARIN
Board of Trustees determined it would be best to consult with the
community for their input prior to the adoption of this proposed change
of expanding the Board.
ARIN will add three more elected voting seats to the Board of Trustees,
raising the current six (elected two per year) to nine (elected three
* There would be no change to the appointed voting seat (it would remain
available for appointment as deemed desirable by the Board)
* There would be no change to the non-elected voting seat (held by the
* New Board seats are to be added to the Board in a phased manner –
one per year in the 2017 thru 2019 elections
* October 2017: 3 Board members will be elected for 2018;
8 Trustee board (9 if appointed seat is used)
* October 2018: 3 Board members will be elected for 2019;
Trustee board (10 if appointed seat is used)
* October 2019: 3 Board members will be elected for 2020;
10 Trustee board (11 if appointed seat is used)
We are seeking community feedback on this proposed change to the size of
the ARIN Board of Trustees. This consultation will remain open for at
least 30 days. Please provide comments to arin-consult at arin.net.
Discussion on arin-consult at arin.net will close on 12 June 2017.
If you have any questions, please contact us at info at arin.net.
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
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