ICANN: Apply Now to Be the ALAC Representative, North America Region

ICANN logoICANN‘s Nominating Committee (NomCom) was recently notified that the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) North America region representative, appointed by ICANN‘s 2014 NomCom has resigned.

The NomCom invites interested individuals from the North America region to apply to become an ALAC representative for the remainder of the current term, starting at the conclusion of the ICANN Annual General Meeting (AGM) in October 2015 in Dublin, and ending at the ICANN AGM in 2016.

The ALAC is the ICANN body responsible for representing the voice of the end user in policy and operational discussions. For more information on the work of the ALAC see: http://www.atlarge.icann.org/.

North American citizens who submitted applications in 2014, will be invited to update their applications and have them considered by the NomCom.

This position requires regular participation in teleconferences and may involve international travel, including travel to ICANN‘s three annual Public Meetings.

Fluency in English is a requirement for this position.

More information about criteria and time commitment for this position is available on the 2015 NomCom webpage at: https://www.icann.org/nomcom2015

Please submit applications for the position described above through the on-line application request form [PDF, 35 KB] or by emailing nomcom2015@icann.org.

All applications are confidential and should be received by 12 August 2015 (23:59 UTC) for full consideration. The selection will be announced in September 2015. The successful candidate will take up the position following ICANN‘s AGM in Dublin, Ireland in October 2015.

ICANN‘s geographic regions are explained in this document: http://archive.icann.org/en/meetings/montreal/geo-regions-topic.htm.

More information regarding the Nominating Committee can be found at: http://nomcom.icann.org/.

Background:

The NomCom is an independent committee tasked with selecting eight members of the Board of Directors and other key positions within ICANN‘s structure.

It is designed to function independently from the ICANN Board, Supporting Organizations, and Advisory Committees. NomCom members act only on behalf of the interests of the global Internet community and within the scope of the ICANN mission and responsibilities assigned to it by the ICANN Bylaws.

NomCom members contribute understanding of the broad interests of the Internet community as a whole, and knowledge and experience of specific Internet constituencies who have appointed them.

The challenge for the NomCom is to integrate these perspectives and derive consensus in its selections. Although appointed by Supporting Organizations and other ICANN bodies, individual NomCom members are not accountable to their appointing bodies.

NomCom members are accountable for adherence to the ICANN Bylaws and for compliance with the rules and procedures established by the NomCom.

This ICANN announcement was sourced from:
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-27-en