This year there's a two step process for electing members to the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Board of Directors (BoD). The first step is choosing the folks who will vet the potential candidates to ensure the candidates for the BoD meet the qualifications, otherwise known as the Nominating Committee or just simply the NomCom. This year who those people will be has been opened so that the PASS community will choose 3 of the 5 NomCom members. This is to give the community greater control over the election process.
If you have the time and you meet the requirements (if you've been active as a volunteer or speaker with PASS or PASS functions, you qualify) consider putting your name in to be a candidate for the NomCom. We need folks who care about PASS, care about the SQL community at large, and have the time to do the job right, same as every year. We've had great folks in the past and we're looking for that trend to continue. Only this year the candidates are not being hand-picked by someone within PASS, they are being elected by the PASS community at large. So if you don't choose to run, there isn't going to be anyone tapping you on the shoulder asking if you'd consider serving. Therefore, we need you to take that step and sign up as a candidate. You can do so here: