[ARIN-consult] Consultation on Implementing Term Limits for the ARIN Board of Trustees

John Comfort john at comfortconsulting.com
Wed Dec 1 13:51:54 EST 2021

Is this merely a rehash of the "Consultation on Increasing the size of the
ARIN Board of Trustees" discussion on implementing politicized "Diversity"?

Is the Board unanimous on this issue? If not, what are the dissenting

Who is the independent consultant/consulting agency ARIN hired for this
endeavor?  What were their objectives specifically?

On Wed, Dec 1, 2021 at 9:53 AM ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:

> The Board of Trustees maintains authority over the scope, mission, and
> along with the President and Chief Executive Officer establishes ARIN’s
> strategic direction and fiscal oversight. The Board also has oversight
> authority of the nomination, appointment, and election of individuals to
> Board committees and similar roles.
> Over the past two years, as part of its fiduciary duties, the ARIN Board
> of Trustees (“Board”) has undertaken a review of ARIN’s governance
> structures, including the imposition of term limits on the Board. As part
> of this effort, an independent, outside consultant was engaged to review
> ARIN’s governance structures and provide recommendations.
> One recommendation that has arisen from this governance review is to
> impose term limits on the Board for several reasons. Term limits would
> provide the ability for the community to realize the following benefits:
> 1. Balance of continuity with healthy turnover;
> 2. Support ongoing opportunity to expand and enhance the Board’s
> membership;
> 3. Greater introduction of differing views and fresh perspectives amongst
> the Board;
> 4. Periodic renewed look at structures and governance; and
> 5. More opportunities for participation by members of the community.
> Board Proposal
> ARIN will impose term limits on the elected seats of the Board.
> The term limits will permit elected Board members to serve three
> consecutive 3-year terms before requiring a two-year period during which
> such Board members are ineligible to serve on the Board.
> Current Board members may serve out the remainder of their current term,
> and the term limits will be imposed upon any subsequent re-election to the
> Board. Any current Board member would therefore be eligible to serve three
> additional terms upon re-election, to ensure continuity, orderly
> succession, and prevent precipitous loss of corporate memory.
> ARIN seeks community feedback on this proposed imposition of term limits
> on the Board. This consultation will remain open for 15 days.
> Please provide comments to arin-consult at arin.net. You can subscribe to
> this mailing list at: http://lists.arin.net/mailman/listinfo/arin-consult.
> Discussion on arin-consult at arin.net will close on 15 December 2021.
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