[ARIN-consult] Consultation on Expanding the Size of the ARIN Board of Trustees
mysidia at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 12:48:16 EDT 2018
On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 10:21 AM, Adam Brenner <adam at solidnetwork.org> wrote:
> The first and *only* priority from ARIN should be seeking candidates who are
> qualified for the position; diversity should not be in that conversation.
Agreed. A level of diversity in the demographics of board members
is not necessary, and
representation is not a superficial quality --- a board member from
any region, culture, and
demographic can represent ARIN members who are from any region,
culture, or demographic.
Qualified board members have the ability to represent the membership
regardless of their
own physical characteristics, or which region the board member
happens to come from through
their own experiences and through discussions with those they
represent at public meetings,
Diversity is not a good reason for expanding the board which also
incurs more annual expenses for ARIN
to maintain a larger board, and may have undesirable result of
reducing the effectiveness of
a board which is currently effective, since larger committees have
more difficulties coming into agreement.
Expanding the size also increases the risk of members voting in a
less-qualified or non-qualified
candidate onto the board, Because there are fewer qualified
candidates than openings available to
nominate, and the voting system will pick up someone with the most
votes, even if that is 1 vote.
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