Elections + Nominations


Your voice. Your vote.

Play a role in shaping NANOG's future. As a NANOG member, you’ll have the right to exercise your civic duty every year, and elect a Board of Directors that best reflects both you, and our organization.

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Elections: 2023

The NANOG Board of Directors is an active and engaged part of NANOG. The Board is responsible for, and works closely with, Committees to promote, support, and improve NANOG.

  • The Board is responsible for the selection of all committees including, but not limited to, the Program Committee.
  • The Board is responsible to the members ensuring that the NANOG organization remains open, relevant, useful, and financially sound.
  • A voting Board member will be appointed to serve as an ex-officio liaison to NANOG committees to facilitate communication.
  • A voting member of the Board of Directors may not serve concurrently on the Board of Directors and other NANOG committees.

Quick Links

Board Candidate Page

Candidate Nomination Form (closed 12 September 2023)

Statement of Support Form (available 13 September 2023)

Ranked Choice Voting Sample Ballot (available UNTIL 12 September 2023)

Requirements for Candidates

The NANOG bylaws require Board members to be NANOG members in good standing. They must attend at least two of three yearly NANOG meetings (in person or virtually) while in office. Each candidate must declare any and all affiliation(s) relevant to NANOG, which will include his or her main employer, as well as any other major relationships (for instance, if a candidate's primary employer is a nonprofit entity which is sponsored by a vendor, the candidate would declare both the nonprofit and the vendor as affiliations).

A good candidate will have experience with Internet technology, operations, and governance organizations as well as the principles and practices which guide them. Consensus organizing, leadership, outreach, and communications skills are prized, and a willingness to be engaged in the governance process is required. View full Board responsibilities for more information.

Experience in fundraising, non-profit or general board governance, or non-profit finances are also of great value to NANOG. If this describes you or someone you know, please consider self-nominating or nominating another via the process below.

Board of Directors (August - October 2023)

NOTE: To participate in the 2023 Board of Director Elections, you must be a NANOG Member in Good Standing by 23:59 PDT [GMT -7] 16 Oct 2023.

15 August 2023 - Nominations* for Board of Director Candidates will open

12 September 2023 - Nominations close 17:00 PDT [GMT -7]

13 September 2023 - Statements of Support* for Board of Director Candidates will open

17 October 2023 - Voting for Board of Director Candidates begins

25 October 2023 - Voting for Board of Director Candidates ends

The Elections Committee will review the results and announce them to the membership no later than 30 October 2023.

*To complete a nomination form or make a statement of support, you must be logged in with your NANOG Member credentials.

Please take a moment to consider nominating yourself, or nominating an interested colleague or a friend via this process.

  • If you would like to self-nominate, ensure you are logged in with your NANOG Member Credentials, then complete the Candidate Nomination Form
  • If you would like to nominate someone else, send their name and email address to [email protected]
  • Nominations close on 12 September 2023 17:00 PDT [GMT -7]

Candidates elected to the Board of Directors will serve as Board-Elect Members through the remainder of 2023 to allow an observation and transition period. They will attend the Board meeting conference call on Friday, 17 November, as well as participate in the Board Retreat taking place 6-7 December 2023.

The official term begins 1 January 2024 and will conclude 31 December 2026 (three years). Board Officers for 2024 will be selected during the first Board Meeting of 2024.

Proposed Bylaw Amendments

If there are any proposed Bylaw Amendments in the 2023 Election Cycle, they will be posted here no later than 18 September 2023.

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