[arin-ppml] AC term limits? (Was: Curious about consensus)

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Sun Apr 24 20:00:26 EDT 2011

Is this really a PDP issue over a by-law change?

On Sun, Apr 24, 2011 at 5:51 PM, Scott Leibrand <scottleibrand at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Apr 24, 2011, at 10:43 AM, Leo Bicknell <bicknell at ufp.org> wrote:
> <snip lots of good insights on gauging consensus>
>> It is also for these reasons I now urge those who have been on the
>> AC for 2+ terms to consider stepping aside and letting someone else
>> do the job.  In the hyper-policy enviornment of the AC there are a
>> lot of things thrown at you the normal community might not notice.
>> You'll have long discussions with other AC members about minute
>> details that 90% of the community would never even care about.  It's
>> very easy to let your mental "center" drift from the community's
>> "center".
>> That's not to say I think anyone there is doing a bad job, just
>> that I think it's in the communities interest to insure we both
>> never burn out some of our most passionate individuals, and also
>> keep fresh perspectives going into the AC.
> Have you discussed with any members of the PDP committee the
> possibility of adding term limits to the PDP?  It would seem to me
> that if the community (and/or the membership) decided that it was
> better not to have AC members serve more than N consecutive terms
> without taking at least a year off, then it would be better to make
> that a rule, rather than just encouraging AC members to consider
> stepping aside on their own.
> One other thing to keep in mind when considering the desirability of
> such a rule would be how long we expect the current abundance of
> well-qualified AC candidates to continue.  Up until the last couple
> years, the NomCom has always had to go looking for candidates and
> encourage them to consider running for the AC.  In that sort of
> environment, limiting the pool of available candidates with a term
> limits rule could make it a lot harder to find enough qualified
> candidates.
> I would also encourage anyone who feels that we need more new AC
> members to help recruit the best-qualified candidates to run, and
> speak up with statements of support for new candidates who you think
> are well-qualified and would bring helpful new perspectives to the AC.
> -Scott
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