PASS 2014 Nomination Committee

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 🙂 ).  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!

 

 

 

PASS 2014 Nomination Committee Campaign Information

Hello PASS members! This post is the landing page for information related to my campaign for the PASS 2014 Nomination Committee and has a fair bit of information, so thanks in advance for reading!

If you haven’t reviewed my application, submitted to PASS, and my reasons for running, please visit my PASS Nomination Committee page.  On that page you can read a bit more about me, and also download my application.  To see the other candidates, please check out the main NomCom page.

My PASS application has information about why I’m running and my experience.  But just in case you haven’t read that, the quick summary is:  I was on the 2013 Nomination Committee and am running again this year because there are tasks we started as a committee last year that I feel I should help finish, and because I believe my experience as a committee member last year will provide valuable insight during candidate review.  I greatly value the opportunity to represent the PASS community and would be honored to help select the slate for this year’s Board of Director nominees.

If you want to review my NomCom-related posts from last year, I’ve provided the links below:

PASS Board of Directors Applications

Thoughts on the Nomination Committee and PASS Board of Elections

As I write additional posts this week, I will add those links below.

Finally, the PASS site is hosting a discussion page for the Nomination Committee elections here.  Please feel free to ask questions there, or in the comments below.  You can also contact me directly via email or say hi on Twitter.  I look forward to hearing from you, and please don’t forget to vote on June 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th!