Well, it is official... there is a race for the community seats on the PASS NomCom. I am very pleased to see that we have 12 people who decided to put their names forward for this task. This is largely a thankless job that takes a great deal of time, judgement, and consideration.
I have put my name forward as one of those people who would like to take on this task and serve PASS (and the greater SQL Community) in this effort. You can find out more about me and the other candidates for the NomCom located here.
I know (or at least have met) most if not all of the candidates. I will also be reviewing their bios/etc. to help make my decision. I hope that you will too. There will aslo be some discussions that will take place soon on the sqlpass.org forums for NomCom candidates to participate in. Hopefully, everyone will be able to respond in a timely manner. IMHO, timely does not equal immediate as there are some workplace restirctions and other obstacles which may delay responses.
If you are a member of PASS as of June 1, 2012, you have a vote. Please take your time to consider all of the candidates for the NomCom. I know that I will. Take advantage of the forums to ask some questions. Be patient to make sure that all candidates have an opporunity to respond.
Finally, I wish to thank all of those who decided to put their names forward for this task. This is not an easy thing to do. However, I know that no matter who is elected to serve in this capacity will do so with the best interests of PASS in mind.