As you’ve no doubt heard or read, the call for nominations for the PASS Board of Directors is open until September 3. If you’re active in the community, have leadership skills, and are committed to growing the SQL Server community, a position on the board may be right for you. Terms are 2 years in length and do require some travel, mostly to Seattle. It does require commitment, but you’d have the opportunity to shape the future of the PASS organization and the SQL Server communities that are a part of PASS. If you’re up for the challenge, I’d encourage you to submit your name for consideration.
I’ve spent some time talking to Andy Warren, a current board member, and he’s encouraged me to run for the board. I am very excited about the possibility of being a part of the PASS leadership, and do plan to make a run for the board – just not this year. I’ve got a lot of irons in the fire right now, on the home front (a baby due in October and a possible move to a new home) and in my profession (job uncertainly due to my company being bought out). I’m certain that I could make a worthwhile contribution as a PASS board member, but as this is a huge responsibility, I have to insure that other goings-on in my life will not keep me from giving 100% to that effort. I don’t think this is the year for that. (I know, excuses, excuses…)
I’m looking forward to seeing who is selected by the nominating committee. Those who I would like to see have either already self-nominated, have said they aren’t interested this year, or recently went to work for Microsoft (I won’t mention any names on that last one).