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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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 ex-officio 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.
View the 2022 Board of Directors Candidates
Submit a Candidate Nomination Form (closed 14 Sep 2022)
Submit a Statement of Support (available 15 Sep 2022)
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.
NANOG's Board needs members with diverse experience. Specific useful experience would include but are not limited to:
- Non-profit or general board governance
- Non-profit and broader finances, are also of great value to NANOG.
If you could bring this to the Board, please consider self-nominating. If you know someone with this experience, please consider nominating them.
Board of Directors (August - October 2022)
NOTE: To participate in the 2022 Board of Director Elections, you must be a NANOG Member in Good Standing by 17 Oct 2022 at 11:59 pm PDT [GMT -7].
17 Aug 2022 - Nominations* for Board of Director Candidates will open.
14 Sep 2022 - Nominations close at 11:59 pm PDT [GMT -7].
15 Sep 2022 - Statements of Support* for Board of Director Candidates will open.
18 Oct 2022 - Voting for Board of Director Candidates begins.
*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.
Candidates elected to the Board of Directors will serve as Board-Elect Members through the remainder of 2022 to allow an observation and transition period. They will attend the Board meeting conference call on Friday, 18 November, as well as participate in the Board Retreat taking place TBD. The official term begins 1 Jan 2023 and will conclude 31 Dec 2025. Board Officers for 2023 will be selected during the first Board Meeting of 2023.
Proposed Bylaw Amendments
Proposed changes will be posted by mid-September.
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