[Siteselection] Site Selection Neutrality

orycon25chair at comcast.net orycon25chair at comcast.net
Mon Jun 2 21:12:25 PDT 2008

Thank you for sending along the text of the resignation. Glenn, seeing your name as a member of a bid committee on a public website while being Site Selection Administrator, gave an appearance of partiality that did not seem to agree with the con's statements on neutrality. I am a very direct person and wanted to see where the disconnect was. It was good of you to send the email, so that we understand that this wasn't your mistake and that you had done the right thing.

I sent your note around to my bid committee list and several people expressed admiration of your taking the correct steps.

Thank you for the quick response to my bid's concerns. I very much appreciate it.

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Glenn Glazer <glenn.glazer at gmail.com>
> Hi, Bobbie, Patty.
> Recently it has come to my attention that my name is on the Seattle 
> website as "Japanese Translator" because of some text I translated for a 
> Seattle ribbon.  This is, by the way, something I also did for Denver: a 
> quick translation of text saying "Let's go to XX in YY." or "Please 
> Support XX in YY".  I still have the one sentence translation I did for 
> both Denver and Seattle and I can send them to whoever wishes to examine 
> them.  In the interests of full neutrality, I must ask the Seattle 
> committee to please remove me from their website as I am no longer 
> associated with their bid committee in any way.
> In the interests of fully transparent disclosure, please also see the 
> email I wrote last January wherein I resigned from all participation in 
> the Seattle bid due to my appointment to Anticipation and immediately 
> upon my receiving confirmation of that appointment.  It is my hope that 
> you can see from this that, like Rene, I have a strong desire is to 
> avoid any conflict of interest and remain neutral. Strong enough to make 
> me resign even when this was still a one horse race.
> Sincerely yours,
> Glenn
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: 	Good luck everyone!
> Date: 	Wed, 23 Jan 2008 08:29:27 -0800
> From: 	Glenn Glazer <glenn.glazer at gmail.com>
> Hi, all.
> Recently I've been asked to run Site Selection for Montreal.  As this
> is the year that Seattle would be voted on, I feel that it would be a
> conflict of interest to remain on the bid committee.  Please do not
> take this resignation as being in any way a criticism of the bid or
> its members, quite the contrary.  Should Seattle win, I would be happy
> to join the committee again after the election is certified.
> I will also be unsubscribing from the group by COB today.
> Best,
> Glenn
> -- 
> When I feed the poor, they call me a saint. 
> When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist. 
>     -Dom Helder Camara

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