The PASS Board has approved the candidate slate for the 2016 PASS Board Election.

Campaigning begins on Wednesday, 28 September, with balloting opening on October 5 and continues until 11 October. On 29 September, GoToWebinar sessions will be held with each candidate to give the community opportunities to ask questions. The candidate schedule is listed below. There will also be a Twitter chat on 6 October, so we encourage all PASS members to get involved in this important process.

Ideal Description Helps PASS Members Run for Election

22 June 2016
PASS has been working hard to make the elections process easier. This includes the Nominations Committee (NomCom) modernizing the application process and refining how applications are evaluated.

Town Hall Announced

7 June 2016
PASS will hold the second Town Hall for 2016 on 20 June, 12:30-2:00 PM PDT via GoToWebinar. Topics will include the PASS Summit speaker selection process and changes to the speaker contract.

Revised Anti-Harassment Policy Approved by Board

25 April 2016

After monitoring the effectiveness of the PASS Anti-Harassment Policy for a few years, the PASS Board of Directors decided to revisit the policy. The Board recently approved a revised version of the policy, which is now in effect. This is a very important policy document for PASS, designed to ensure that everybody has an enjoyable and safe experience at PASS events. For more details about the changes and what they mean, please read the blog post by Denise McInerney, Vice President, Marketing.

2016 Nominations Committee Announced

29 March 2016

Congratulations to Andy Warren, Joaquin Romero, Erin Stellato, and Thomas LeBlanc who will join the Nominations Committee (NomCom) Chair, Thomas LaRock, and Board representative, Tim Ford, to complete the full six-member 2016 NomCom.

Changes to PASS Elections 2016

14 March 2016

At the March 10 Board Meeting, the Board voted to approve the proposed process to select the Nominations Committee (NomCom). Those PASS voting members who are interested in a position on the NomCom can submit a letter of interest (using this template) from Monday 14 March to Wednesday 23 March. For more details, read Thomas LaRock’s blog post.

PASS Board Town Hall Q&A

1 March 2016

PASS will hold the first Town Hall for 2016 on 17 March from 8:30 to 9:30 AM PST via GoToWebinar. The focus will be on updates to the Nomination Committee process (outlined in Thomas LaRock’s recent blog post) and PASS Board elections items for this year.

January Board Meeting – Board Appointment and Portfolio Update

20 January 2016

Members of the board are meeting in Seattle this week. We are pleased to announce that Allen White has been appointed Director, PASS Programs. Read more about it here.

Welcome to 2016!

Welcome to 2016! What a great year 2015 was for PASS. I’m looking forward to an even better year this year.