See details below.

LACRALO Operating Principles

LACRALO Principios Operativos



LACRALO Selection Timetable:

  • 18 June 2019- Announcement of call for nominations and Nominee's Statement.**

  • 18 June – 27 June 2019 - Nomination period (nominations accepted for 9 working days).

  • 5 July 2019  - Deadline for nomination acceptances

  • 8 July - 10 July 2019 - Calls with the candidates if desired by LACRALO. 

  • 11 July - 18 July 2019 - Elections (If required, elections will begin no later than one week after the deadline for nomination acceptances and end no later than two weeks after that deadline).

  • 2019 AGM [ ICANN 66 ] - Newly elected ALAC Members and RALOs Leaders shall be seated at the end of the 2019 AGM following the close of the Board Meeting on 7 November 2019.


.** NOTES ON NOMINATIONS 

  1. All nominees are expected to submit a brief statement explaining why they believe they are a suitable candidate and must also complete or update their Statement of Interest (see: At-Large New SOIs Workspace).
  2. No one who is currently serving on the Nominating Committee may be nominated for the ALAC. See https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/governance/bylaws-en#VII-8


All Nominees shall submit a Conflicts of Interest form COI*, in accordance to LACRALO operating principles, Article 7.1 - LACRALO Members who are interested in running for leadership positions shall:

a) State that they do not have any of the following conflicts of interest, which are incompatible with LACRALO leadership positions:

  • Have a close family relationship with ICANN employees (parents, siblings, spouses, partners, children);
  • Be under a financial contract with ICANN;
  • Hold leadership positions in registries, registrars, ISPs or the chambers that specifically represent these business interests;
  • Be in a decision-making position on behalf of a government (e.g. a Minister of State, Deputy Minister, Secretary, or equivalent position);
  • Act as a country representative to the GAC (or other Advisory Committees/Supporting Organizations).

b) Declare other possible conflicts of interest and explain how they will handle these conflicts once they take their leadership position in LACRALO.


CONFLICT OF INTEREST FORM : ENGLISH 

FORMULARIO CONFLICTO DE INTEREST: ESPANOL


Open Positions

Summary of Open Positions and Nominations


PositionCurrent Holder of PositionNomineeNominated ByRegional Rotation/Member Countries (TBC)Date AcceptedExpression of InterestConflict of Interest DeclarationResultsTerm to Serve

ALAC Member (RALO)

Bartlett Morgan

(NOT eligible for re-appointment)

Sylvia Herlein Leite Vanda ScarteziniMERCOSUR (SUBREGION D) [Argentina Excluded]

 

Elected by acclamation2019 AGM to 2021 AGM

ALAC Member

(NomCom to Select)

Ricardo Holmquist

(Eligible for re-selection by Nomcom)

TBDNANANANANANA2019 AGM to 2021 AGM
LACRALO Chair

Sergio Salinas Porto

(Eligible for re-appointment)

Sergio Salinas PortoLilian Luque MERCOSUR (SUBREGION D)

 

Elected by acclamation2019 AGM - 2021 AGM

LACRALO Chair-Elect

The Vice Chair (Chair-Elect) has certain specific roles, is a member of the LACRALO Board of Directors and automatically becomes the LACRALO Chair after a two-year period.


Carlos LealHarold Arcos CENTRAL AMERICA (SUBREGION A)
 


 

Elected by acclamation2019 AGM-2021 AGM
LACRALO Secretary

Harold Arcos

(Eligible for re-appointment

Harold ArcosVanda ScarteziniANDES (SUBREGION B)

 

Elected by acclamation2019 AGM - 2021 AGM

LACRALO Secretary Elect (NEW POSITION)

The Vice Secretary (Secretary-Elect) has certain specific roles, is a member of the LACRALO Board of Directors and automatically becomes the LACRALO Secretary after a two-year period.


Kerry KerrLance Hinds CARIBBEAN (SUBREGION C)

 

Elected by acclamation2019 AGM - 2021 AGM
ALAC Delegate to the NomCom

Tracy Hackshaw

(Eligible for re-appointment)

Tracy Hackshaw

Bartlett 

Morgan

CARIBBEAN (SUBREGION C)

 

Elected by acclamation 2019 AGM - 2020 AGM (NOTE: This is a one year term)



Details of Positions as stated in the new LACRALO Bylaws

Title IV - About LACRALO Leadership Positions

 7.1.       LACRALO shall adhere to the following principles on the election and performance of leadership positions:

  • Rotation among countries/sub regions;
  • Continuity and opportunity to learn from experienced leaders;
  • Process simplicity;
  • Weighted Vote Principle - Percentage proportionality of votes according to the country- based active ALS index to ensure all countries stand on an equal footing;
  • Favoring consensus-based agreements whenever possible;
  • Encouraging higher ALS participation;

  • Candidates shall be LACRALO members, and they shall effectively reside in one of the countries in the region;
  • Only active members, in accordance with the Rules of Procedure, are entitled to vote for, or be elected to, these positions.

LACRALO members who are interested in running for leadership positions shall:

a)   State that they do not have any of the following conflicts of interest, which are incompatible with LACRALO leadership positions:

  • Have a close family relationship with ICANN employees (parents, siblings, spouses, partners, children);
  • Be under a financial contract with ICANN;
  • Hold leadership positions in registries, registrars, ISPs or the chambers that specifically represent these business interests;
  • Be in a decision-making position on behalf of a government (e.g. a Minister of State, Deputy Minister, Secretary, or equivalent position);
  • Act as a country representative to the GAC (or other Advisory Committees/Supporting Organizations).

b)    Declare other possible conflicts of interest and explain how they will handle these conflicts once they take their leadership position in LACRALO.

7.2     – The rotation principle for leadership positions shall be based on the following:

7.2.a      – The region is divided into four (4) subregions comprising the following countries:

A)  Central America and Mexico: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and Panama.

B) Andes: Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.

C)  Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, St. Lucia, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Suriname, and Trinidad andTobago

D) Mercosur: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.

7.2.b       - LACRALO Leadership Positions are as follows: Chair and Vice Chair (Chair-Elect); Secretary and Vice Secretary (Secretary- Elect); ALAC Member (2); ALAC members elected by the NomCom (1).

7.2.c          - LACRALO shall adopt the ongoing and pre-arranged, sub region-based rotation principle as a mechanism to hold leadership positions.

They shall be governed by the LACRALO Rules of Procedure.

 7.2.d      - No outgoing member shall be entitled to run for the same position. However, they shall be eligible for any other position according to the Rotation Principle, and respecting the candidate appointed for their sub region.

7.5. In accordance with the Rotation Principle, if a region is represented by two leadership positions, these positions shall not be held by members of the same ALS or from the same country.

LACRALO Chair and Vice Chair (Chair-Elect)

8. LACRALO shall have a Chair and a Vice Chair (Chair-Elect). These positions shall be held by two active LACRALO members residing in their corresponding sub region, pursuant to the Rotation Principle set forth in Item 7 herein. Each of them shall hold their position for a two- year term.

8.a    The Vice Chair (Chair-Elect) shall automatically become the Chair in the following election.

The Chair and Vice Chair (Chair Elect) election shall be governed by the Rules of Procedure. The Chair's roles and responsibilities are as follows:

8.b.   Promote and lead ICANN policy discussions in the region;

8.c.   Liaise between discussions originated in the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) and the region’s perspectives, in conjunction with the LACRALO representatives to the ALAC;

8.d.   Represent LACRALO at ICANN meetings, Advisory Committees and Supporting Organizations, and in outreachactivities;

8.e.   Promote higher ALS and individual participation in the region by means of activities aimed at periodically incorporating new organizations and members;

8.f.    Lead LACRALO discussions on mailing lists, as well as during face-to-face and virtual meetings;

8.g.   Preside over all meetings of the LACRALO Board of Directors.


9. The Vice Chair (Chair-Elect) shall automatically become the Chair upon completion of the incumbent Chair’s term, or in the event of the incumbent Chair’s resignation or permanent incapacity. In addition, the Chair-Elect will temporarily become the Chair in the case of a temporary inability.

Elections and other issues related to this position shall be governed by LACRALO Rules of Procedure.

Vice Chair (Chair-Elect) Operating Roles

 10. Coordinate the activities of ICANN policy working groups within the LACRALO Board of Directors (see Title VII).

10.a Draft documents reflecting policy positions adopted on behalf of LACRALO, in conjunction with each Working Group Chair.

10.b Participate virtually in meetings where the Chair participates, and after the first year, potentially replace the Chair alternately in ALAC meetings.

LACRALO Secretary and Vice Secretary (Secretary-Elect)

11. LACRALO shall have a Secretary and a Vice Secretary (Secretary-Elect). These positions shall be held by two individuals residing in their corresponding subregion, pursuant to the Rotation Principle set forth in Item 8 herein. Each of them shall hold their position for a two- year term.

11.a   The Vice Secretary (Secretary-Elect) shall automatically become Secretary in the following election.


12.  The Secretary and Vice Secretary (Secretary-Elect) election shall be carried out in an electoral process within the region. The election shall be convened by the incumbent Chair and Secretary elected by active LACRALO voting members.

As far as processes, modalities, rights, timing and other election-related issues are concerned, the LACRALO Rules of Procedure shall apply


13. The Secretary’s and Vice Secretary’s (Secretary-Elect's) responsibilities are as follows:

13.a. Perform administrative and reporting functions.

13.b. Maintain communication systems, ensuring the proper exchange of information on matters that are being discussed among all LACRALO members, and perform any other tasks assigned to them by the LACRALO Board of Directors.


14. The Vice Secretary (Secretary-Elect) shall automatically become the Secretary upon completion of the incumbent Secretary’s term, or in the event of the incumbent Secretary’s resignation or permanent incapacity. In addition, the Secretary-Elect will temporarily become the Secretary in the case of a temporary inability.

Elections and other issues related to this position shall be governed by the LACRALO Rules of Procedure.

15.  The Vice Secretary’s (Secretary-Elect's) duties are as follows:

  • Help with the follow-up of notifications and topics being discussed in the ALAC and ICANN and contribute to spreading information within LACRALO.
  • Receive and address requests from ALS representatives to improve their work within the region.
  • Keep an up-to-date ALS database in conjunction with staff and communicate with the ALSes to ensure a continuous information flow within LACRALO.
  • In conjunction with the Secretariat, ensure the oversight of LACRALO operating metrics and produce reports on regional organizational performance.

Title V - About LACRALO Representatives to the ALAC

16. LACRALO shall elect two (2) individuals to serve as representatives to the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) pursuant to the Rotation Principle and based on the terms set forth in the ICANN Bylaws. Each representative shall be elected at the same call for elections, and because of the preference arising from the respective election results.

17. The elected representatives to the ALAC shall be LACRALO members with their effective residence in different sub-regions.

18. The representatives shall be responsible for the duties set forth in the ICANN Bylaws regarding the ALAC and shall periodically report to LACRALO on the topics addressed within the ALAC.

19. LACRALO representatives to the ALAC shall have a two-year mandate and may not be reelected for a subsequent period.

Elections and other issues related to this position shall be governed by the LACRALO Rules of Procedure.

Title VI - About LACRALO Representatives to the NomCom

20. LACRALO shall recommend one (1) member to serve as their representative to the ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom) in accordance with the principles defined by the ALAC for these positions and the Rotation Principle, under the terms set forth in the ICANN bylaws, and pursuant to the criteria established by both the ALAC and the NomCom.

21. The representative shall be responsible for the duties set forth in the ICANN Bylaws regarding the NomCom and shall periodically report to LACRALO on the topics addressed within the NomCom.

22. LACRALO shall recommend a representative to NomCom to serve for no more than two consecutive years.

23. The representative shall be recommended through a call for elections, and because of the preference arising from the respective election results.

Elections and other issues related to this position shall be governed by the LACRALO Rules of Procedure.







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