[arin-ppml] [arin-discuss] Term Limit Proposal

Scott Leibrand scottleibrand at gmail.com
Tue Mar 25 13:21:23 EDT 2014


The AC is the ARIN Advisory Council: https://www.arin.net/about_us/ac.html

The BoT is the ARIN Board of Trustees:
https://www.arin.net/about_us/bot.html

-Scott


On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 9:54 AM, Michael Wallace <michael at birdhosting.com>wrote:

> What is AC or BoT?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Michael Wallace
>
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> *From*: "John Brown" <john at citylinkfiber.com>
> *Sent*: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:52 AM
> *To*: "Azinger, Marla" <Marla.Azinger at ftr.com>
> *Cc*: "arin-discuss at arin.net" <arin-discuss at arin.net>, "arin-ppml at arin.net"
> <arin-ppml at arin.net>
>
> *Subject*: Re: [arin-discuss] Term Limit Proposal
>
> I would support this for both the AC and the BoT.
>
> The fact that the AC is making a recommendation on its governance and then
> being told that it will be tossed out and not handled by the BoT is
> disturbing.
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 10:05 AM, Azinger, Marla <Marla.Azinger at ftr.com>wrote:
>
>>  Having been on the AC for a 6 years I support a term limit for the AC.
>>
>>
>>
>> When on my 4th year I pursued creating a term limit.  At the time I was
>> told this was an action the BOT would have to take.  No action was taken.
>> Later I inquired on this being submitted as policy since the BOT did not
>> take action.  I was told it would be thrown out since it's not a matter of
>> policy.  Now with time and reviewing other public posts, I have more hope
>> this will be taken seriously and something done.  I include this small
>> history on my experience to show that the idea of term measures has been
>> around for a  while but for some reason never gained traction.
>>
>>
>>
>> I believe a balance between familiarity, hitting a productive stride,
>> burn out and mind melting needs to be balanced out with fresh able minds.
>> I also believe a solid 3 year break is needed for people to re-integrate as
>> a non-AC person and regroup.  Leaving anyone on a committee for more than 6
>> years opens the door to stagnation, burn out, and conformity of thinking.
>> Remember, just because someone is not on the AC any longer does not mean AC
>> folks can't get advice from them if desired.
>>
>>
>>
>> *I propose the following be used for AC:*
>>
>> *-Keep the 3 year terms in place  and add *
>>
>> *-a 6 year contiguous term limit *
>>
>> *-a 3 year ineligibility year period after a term ends be it 3year or
>> 6years*
>>
>> *-After 3 year ineligibility is over a person my run for a position on
>> the AC again.*
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> I believe the BOT should also have some term measures and limits.
>> However, I am asking someone who has served on the BOT in the past to
>> create a thought out term plan and propose it.
>>
>>
>>
>> To keep this topic on track, I have purposely excluded the discussion of
>> committee member candidate requirements.  This should be a separate topic
>> that also needs discussion in order to better ensure community wide
>> representation.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Marla Azinger
>>
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