[Community-Discuss] [members-discuss] Accountability assessment - bylaws changes

Alan Barrett alan.barrett at afrinic.net
Tue Oct 4 10:50:27 UTC 2016

On 4 Oct 2016, at 14:32, Arnaud AMELINA <amelnaud at gmail.com> wrote:
> It appears to me that such a committee requires certain expertise and skills just like board. For the board, the bylaws has some criteria and allow nomcom to add others. 

Yes, NomCom may add criteria beyond what’s in the Governance Committee charter.  They appear to have decided not to do so.  I don’t know whether they had particular reasons, but somebody from NomCom is free to comment.

> And if there is no requirement, on what basis will nomcom  evaluate the candidates? How will community comment on candidates during the public comment? 
> Or if there is no evaluation and  members decide by mere vote,  what is the role  of nomcom?

NomCom’s role in Governance Committee elections is as similar as possible to their role in Board elections, as given in section 9 of the Bylaws.  They have significant freedom in how they perform their task.

When commenting on the suitability of any nominee or candidate, I would hope that people consider the role of the Governanc Committee as given in its charter, and the person’s ability to perform in such a role.

Alan Barrett

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