2020 Call for Nominations for the ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council and NRO Number Council

Posted: Thursday, 21 May 2020

ARIN is accepting nominations through 5:00 PM ET, Saturday, 13 June 2020, to fill two seats on the ARIN Board of Trustees, five seats on the ARIN Advisory Council, and one seat on the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC). Candidates are expected to serve three-year terms effective 1 January 2021 and incumbents may be re-elected for consecutive terms. Play a pivotal role in ARIN’s Elections by submitting a nomination today by visiting:


(Note that the ARIN Nominations form will be inaccessible for approximately eight hours beginning at 6 AM ET on Saturday, 23 May due to system maintenance scheduled by SurveyMonkey.)

ARIN Trustees and representatives from General Members in Good Standing (GMIGs) are asked to, please nominate candidates for seats on the ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council. A nominator may nominate themselves, a representative from an ARIN Member organization, or from non-member organizations consistent with ARIN election processes and may make up to three nominations per open seat.

Any individual, regardless of ARIN Member affiliation, may self-nominate or nominate one or more candidates to fill one seat on the NRO Number Council. Nominees for the NRO Number Council must reside within the ARIN region. This year the ARIN Board of Trustees will appoint and announce the representative prior to the ARIN Elections opening on Thursday, 22 October. An incumbent may be reappointed for a consecutive term.

Individuals whose terms will conclude on 31 December 2020 are:

ARIN Board of Trustees: Dan Alexander and Nancy Carter

ARIN Advisory Council: Andrew Dul, Anita Nikolich, Leif Sawyer, Chris Tacit, and Chris Woodfield

NRO Number Council: Kevin Blumberg

To view initial requirements, qualifications, and/or responsibilities of the ARIN Board of Trustees or Advisory Council, or the NRO Number Council, please visit the respective page below:

ARIN Board of Trustees: https://www.arin.net/about/welcome/board/requirements/

ARIN Advisory Council: https://www.arin.net/about/welcome/ac/requirements/

NRO Number Council: https://www.arin.net/participate/oversight/elections/nronc/#nominee-eligibility-requirements-responsibilities-upon-election

All nominees must confirm that they qualify and are willing to serve if elected or appointed and that they do not violate the Nomination and Appointment Conflict of Interest List found at:


All nominees must officially accept their nomination no later than 5:00 PM ET, Saturday, 13 June, the same time that the call for nominations close. ARIN strongly discourages last minute nominations since there may not be adequate time for a nominee to be notified and/or accept their nomination.

For detailed information on the ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council nominations processes, please visit:


The ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council elections have a Nomination Committee (NomCom) that is responsible for identifying, recruiting, and assessing candidate standing for election to the ARIN Board of Trustees and ARIN Advisory Council, in accordance with ARIN Bylaws and the ARIN Election Processes. This year’s NomCom members are:

ARIN Board of Trustees:

  • Catherine Middleton, NomCom Chair
  • Paul Andersen, Board Chair

General Member Volunteers:

  • Celeste Anderson
  • Kevin Blumberg
  • Byron Holland
  • William Sylvester
  • Alison Wood

For more information on ARIN’s NomCom, please visit:


To read the ARIN Board of Trustees Guidance to the 2020 NomCom letter, please visit:


The 2020 ARIN Elections will take place online 22 – 30 October. To vote in this year’s elections, an ARIN Member organization must be a General Member in Good Standing and have a Voting Contact with an ARIN Online account on file by Monday, 7 September, the published voter eligibility deadline. For step-by-step instructions on how to designate a Voting Contact, please visit:


For questions, to confirm your organization’s voting eligibility, or for additional information or assistance, please email members@arin.net.


Wendy Leedy
Community Engagement Specialist
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

Key Election Date Reminders:

21 May – 13 June: Call for ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council, and NRO Number Council Nominations

7 September: Deadline to Establish Voter Eligibility

22 – 30 October: ARIN Elections Open