June 17, 2013
Good morning everyone! At least it's morning here in Charleston, SC when I write this. I'm on a vacation with my family, but I had to take a break to share the good news. Election results were posted to the LOPSA-Discuss mailing list last night, and I was elected to the Board of Directors in the first round of voting.
Looking at the results, I am incredibly grateful for the support you've shown to me. Of the 145 ballots received, I was the first choice of 60 people, and I appeared on a total of 128 ballots. That's simply amazing, and I see it as a clear message that the members of LOPSA want to see the kinds of changes that I outlined in my candidate statement (PDF warning). I'm going to work with the rest of the Board to do just that, because I feel that the good that the organization can do for our profession is untold. I'm excited about the future, and you should be, too.
I want to take a moment to thank you all for supporting me. Every person I've talked with about this has been amazingly kind and encouraging. All of my readers, Twitter followers, friends, and family have been very encouraging and supportive of me and my ideas. So thank you very much.
So, since I'm now a Board member, I need to be clear about things. Anything I write on this blog, or on my twitter stream, definitely needs to be interpreted as coming from me and me alone. Unless I cross post it here from the LOPSA site, it's not official. I don't speak for the LOPSA Board, nor for LOPSA as an organization. My opinions, varied as they may be, are my own. Just because I say something about System Administration doesn't mean or imply that the LOPSA Board feels that way.
Now that THAT'S out of the way, it's time to get to work. But first, I've got to finish my vacation. If you have questions or comments, post them below. I'll be continuing to check my mail and reply when I get a chance.