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Call for Nominations Reminder

This is a reminder that there is a call for nominations to the RIPE NCC Executive Board. Nominations will be accepted until Wednesday 27 April 2022.

There will be an election for two vacant seats at the RIPE NCC General Meeting (GM) on 18-20 May 2022. Each seat is for a three-year term. The election is to fill the seats currently held by Ondřej Filip and Remco van Mook, whose terms expire in May 2022.

The document outlining the RIPE NCC Executive Board functions and expectations is available at:
https://www.ripe.net/about-us/executive-board/ripe-ncc-executive-board-functions-and-expectations

All those considering standing for election to the board are advised to read this information.
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How to nominate a candidate or support a nomination
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A nomination for the appointment of a member of the Executive Board requires the support of at least five RIPE NCC members, among other criteria. You must be a RIPE NCC member and a registered LIR contact to nominate a candidate or support a nomination.

Nominations and support submissions should include the following information:

– Your full name
– Your email address
– Your organisation
– Your LIR RegID
– Name of the candidate you wish to nominate/support
– Email address of the candidate
– Reason for nominating/supporting the candidate

Nominations and support submissions must be submitted by Wednesday, 27 April 2022 following the guidelines outlined in article 9 of the RIPE NCC Articles of Association. Excerpts from the Articles of Association are available at the end of this email.

To make a nomination or support a candidate, you can fill out the nomination form at:
https://www.ripe.net/participate/forms/apply/agm-nomination/

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Further information about the GM is available at:
https://www.ripe.net/gm/may-2022
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If you have any questions about the GM, please email us at <agm at ripe.net>.

Best regards,
GM Organisation Team

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Important Dates and Deadlines
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10 March: Invitation to register for GM and voting
10 March: Call for nominations to the RIPE NCC Executive Board
20 April: All supporting documents for the GM published, including the Annual Report 2021, the Financial Report 2021 and the Charging Scheme 2023
27 April: Close nominations for the RIPE NCC Executive Board
4 May: Deadline for proxy vote nominations
4 May: Deadline for members to propose resolutions
4 May: GM Agenda finalised
11 May: RIPE NCC Open House session with candidates for the Executive Board election
18 May: Registration closes at 14:30 (UTC+2)
18 May: GM begins with main meeting at 16:30 (UTC+2)
20 May: GM closes with voting results announcement at 10:30 (UTC+2)

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Excerpts from the Articles of Association
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8.2 The Executive Board of the Association shall consist of at least three and at most seven natural persons. They shall be members of the Board in a personal capacity and do not have to be Members of the Association. Employees of the Association cannot be appointed members of the Executive Board.

9.1 The members of the Executive Board shall be appointed by the General Meeting from a list of nominees to be drawn up by the Members.

A nomination for the appointment of a member of the Executive Board shall need the written support of at least five Members and shall be submitted no later than three weeks before the General Meeting. Further, no later than two weeks before the General Meeting, the nominee shall need to submit (a) a certified copy of his/her official identification document and (b) a signed statement in which he/she declares that he/she shall adhere to the Code of Conduct for candidates for the Executive Board as adopted by the Executive Board and published on the Association's website, and that he/she has never committed any fraud or other financial misconduct in any jurisdiction.