IUCN USNC Executive Committee Minutes — June, 2021
June 15, 2021
1pm - 2pm EST
USNC EC members present:
Christopher Dunn, Chair
Frank Hawkins, ex officio
Kaia Boe, IUCN-DC
Debbie Good, IUCN-DC
John Robinson, Council
Agenda and Notes:
1. Marseille WCC updates and concerns (e.g., the voting issue)
J. Robinson provide a brief summary of the current situation.
Members (individually and collectively) have made their view know. Seems to have had considerable influence on Council deliberations.
Likely that e-voting for new Council will be initiated.
Motions likely to allow of virtual participation in contact groups, with final voting in person at the Congress.
Alternative options continue to be discussed.
S. Hajost provided information on the member letter to Council regarding Marseilles voting, including invoking Article 29 of the IUCN Statutes.
2. Survey of US members re: WCC intentions
D. Hahn reported on preliminary results of the members survey (N = 53 as of this date).
Thus far, more member unlikely to attend; more are likely to participate virtually. Details to be circulated once more results are in.
C. Dunn to remind members to participate.
Results to be provided to J. Robinson as a summary/guide to the views of US members. This allows for members’ voices to be heard with the USNC taking a position.
3. USNC website
“Ground rules” document completed and to be circulated to all members with message from C. Dunn.
Stories and links have been added.
Executive Committee page to include meeting notes, governance documents, annual reports, survey results.
Appreciation for the work of M&C subcommittee and other members who have volunteered their time to complete the website.
4. Search process for Director, DC office
Finalist selected, but Secretariat not yet prepared to announce.
Executive Committee has been offered an opportunity meet with the new director.
5. Other business
Annual Meeting of the USNC
Typically, an Annual Meeting is held at the WCC.
Should AM be held in-person at the WCC or virtually at some other time?