Per the charter, we are approaching the annual NANOG election and
appointment time. In addition to the series of "call for nominations"
messages at the opening of each period, we thought to send an
overview and time line ahead of the actual nominations opening.
Hopefully this will get more of the eligible members of the community
to consider standing for a role in one of the Committees that helps
makes NANOG what it is. All nominations should be sent to
The election timeline is:
Aug. 2 - SC Nominations begin
Aug. 24 - Charter discussed in Futures
Aug. 24 - PC Nominations begin
Aug. 30 - SC Candidate information posted/nominations close
Sep. 13 - Call for Mailing List Committee nominations
Sep. 21 - Ballot approved
Oct. 3 - Voting opens at 12:00 EDT
Oct. 4 - PC Candidate Information posted/nominations close
Oct. 6 - Voting closes at 09:15 EDT, results announced
before the close of NANOG 50.
NANOG Steering Committee
The NANOG Steering Committee works closely with Merit to promote,
support and improve NANOG. The Steering Committee is responsible
for the selection of the Program Committee and the Comunications
Committee, and is the community's instrument for ensuring that the
NANOG organization remains open, relevant and useful.
Elections for three of the seven positions on the Steering Committee
will be held in October 2010. The currently-serving Steering
Committee members whose terms are expiring are Patrick Gilmore, Joe
Provo, and Rob Seastrom. Joe has served two consecutive terms so
per the charter, he cannot be considered for re-election until
Other than being an eligible voter, there are no restrictions on
eligible candidates. Steering Committee members must commit to
attending two out of every three annual NANOG meetings per the
charter (6.2.6). A good candidate will have experience with Internet
engineering, operations, and governance organizations as well as
the principles and practices which guide them. Consensus organizing,
leadership, outreach and communication skills are prized.
NANOG Program Committee
The Program Committee is a group of sixteen individuals from the
NANOG community who together are responsible for the solicitation
and selection of material for NANOG meeting Programs.
A new Program Committee will be selected by the Steering Committee
after the election in October. Eight positions are to be filled.
The currently-serving Program Committee members whose terms are
expiring are Nina Bargisen, Tom Daly, Brian Deardorff, Igor Gashinsky,
Mike Hughes, David Meyer, Tom Scholl and Richard Steenbergen.
Furthermore, Igor, Mike and Richard have all served two consecutive
terms so per the charter, they cannot be considered for another
Program Committee appointment until October 2011.
Per the NANOG charter (6.2.1), eligible candidates are individuals
who have attended at least one NANOG meeting in the past 12 months
(one or more of NANOG 48, NANOG 49 or NANOG 50). Broad technical
knowledge of Internet operations and familiarity with NANOG meetings
are useful attributes. Having constructive opinions and ideas about
how NANOG meetings might be improved is of high value.
NANOG Communications Committee
The Communications Committee is a group of five individuals from
the NANOG community who together are responsible for the administration
and moderation of the NANOG mailing lists.
A new Communications Committee will be selected by the Steering
Committee after the election in October. Two positions are to be
filled. The currently-serving Communications Committee members whose
terms are expiring are Randy Epstein and Tim Yocum.
The main NANOG mailing list serves an important role in the community
by providing a day-to-day forum for network operators. Participating
in the CC gives you the opportunity to make a noticeable contribution.
The CC is covered under section 7.1.2 of the NANOG charter.
If you care about NANOG as a set of fora and think you would like
to take a turn at volunteering your time to help make it better,
please consider either volunteering yourself or nominating someone
Also, as NANOG evolves into a fully self-governed organization,
these committees will play an increasingly important role in our
success. By joining now, you can be an integral part of the process.
For more information about the role of any Committee, or to find
out more about what's involved in being a Committee member, please
do consult the current NANOG charter or contact someone who is
already serving and ask them directly.
on behalf of the NANOG Steering Committee