2008-11-07 - Creation of New Board Committees

Summary

Board creates new Board committees: IANA Committee, Public Participation Committee, Risk Committee, and Structural Improvements Committee.

 
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Whereas, the Board has spent considerable time over several meetings discussing the existing slate of Board committees.

Whereas, the Board has determined that in the best interests of ICANN, some of its existing Board committees should be dissolved, responsibilities for those committees should be transferred to other existing Board committees, and some new Board committees should be established.

Whereas, the changes to the structure of Board committees will require some revisions to the Bylaws.

Resolved (2008.11.07.17), the Board establishes the following new Board committees: (i) the IANA Committee; (ii) the Public Participation Committee; (ii) the Risk Committee; and (iv) the Structural Improvements Committee.

Resolved (2008.11.07.18), the periodic reviews of ICANN structures as set out in Article IV, Section 4 of the ICANN Bylaws and such other reviews as the Board shall determine shall be the responsibility of the Structural Improvements Committee.

Resolved (2008.11.07.19), staff is directed to draft proposed revisions to the ICANN Bylaws to designate the Board Governance Committee as responsible for Conflicts of Interest and Reconsideration Requests. Those revisions shall be posted for public comment.

Implementation Actions

  • Review ICANN structures periodically. 
    • Responsible entity: Structural Improvements Committee
    • Due date: Periodic
    • Completion date: Periodic
  • Draft proposed revisions to the ICANN Bylaws to designate the Board Governance Committee as responsible for Conflicts of Interest and Reconsideration Requests. 
    • Responsible entity: Staff
    • Due date: None provided
    • Completion date: Revisions included in the 20 March 2009 Bylaws

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