Friday, January 25, 2008

What this Organization Needs Is a Committee!

Or maybe vice versa.

Mary Robinette Kowal is running for Secretary of SFWA, on a very detailed, specific platform.

Important things to note:
  • she has identified problems and has plausible solutions for them
  • she has experience as Secretary of a similar organization
  • she's willing to dive into the SFWA swamp and fight the alligators
  • and, most importantly, she wants to be Secretary, not President, like most folks who want to fix an organization. That speaks to a knowledge of organizations and an attitude which has not always been in evidence in SFWA's office-seekers.
I don't know who, if anyone, else will run, or if she'll be able to do what she plans if she wins. But it looks like a great, and achievable, platform to me. (But I'm not a SFWA member, so all I can do is watch from the sidelines.) Good luck to her.

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