Late last Friday afternoon PASS announced the results of the 2014 Nomination Committee election, and thanks to many of you, I was selected for the committee.  I appreciate all of the PASS members that voted (539 people this time), whether the vote was for me or not.  Every active PASS member with an updated profile can vote in elections, and I do believe it’s important to cast your vote each and every time.  It’s one opportunity to help direct the path of the organization.

I am fortunate to now have this opportunity to help shape “how things work” within PASS.  We have our first NomCom meeting this week, and I’m looking forward to getting plans in place for the summer and preparing for candidate application reviews and interviews…and of course, the process.  There is a significant portion of the election process that we will review, and I expect passionate discussion from my fellow committee members.

I will share relevant NomCom information on my blog as I can.  For those of you thinking about running, I recommend reviewing the Board of Elections Timeline, and note that the call for applications opens on August 6th (just 56 days away, in case that’s the way your brain works icon smile PASS 2014 Nomination Committee ).  If you’re thinking about running, I’d encourage you to do the following:

  • Start talking to current and past Board members.  Get an idea of what the job requires, not just in terms of time, but in terms of what they really do.  Does it match your expectations?  Is that where you want to invest your time within PASS?  Can you make the time commitment?
  • Start reading up how PASS works, as an organization.  Get familiar with the website, read the latest Board meeting minutes.
  • Talk to other members of the community about your interest, seek out individuals who would support you and ask if they would write a recommendation on your behalf.
  • Be prepared to explain why you’re running for the Board, you’ll get asked many times, many different ways.

Thanks again to all who voted!