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The United States PostgreSQL Association, affectionately known as PgUS, is a IRS 501(c)(3) public charity. Our purpose is to support the growth and education of PostgreSQL, The World's Most Advanced Open Source Database.

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Are you interested in PostgreSQL growth and education? Do you support PostgreSQL and want to help? By becoming a member you will be helping to support our mission and be able to influence what we do.

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PgUS Election Results

We are pleased to add Sarah Conway to the PgUS Board and to have Jonathan S. Katz and Mark Wong continue on the PgUS Board for an additional term.

Thank you to all of our members who took the time to vote!

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  • We are pleased to add Sarah Conway to the PgUS Board and to have Jonathan S. Katz and Mark Wong continue on the PgUS Board for an additional term.

    Thank you to all of our members who took the time to vote!

  • The election for 3 seats on the PgUS board is now currently open.

    The election closes on 12 April 2022 at 23:59 PDT.

    Voting instructions have been sent to all PgUS members eligible to vote.

    If you believe you are eligible to vote, and did not receive the email, please email the Elections Committee at:

    elections (at sign) pgus (dot) com

    Thank you for participating in the election.

  • This year, we have three candidates for the Board of Directors (in alphabetical order by last name):

    1. Sarah Conway

    2. Jonathan Katz

    3. Mark Wong

    The candidate bios and statements have been sent by email to all PgUS members eligible to vote.

    Voting instructions will be sent on April 6, 2022. Voting will be open from April 6, 2022 through April 12, 2022.

    If you believe you are eligible to vote, and did not receive the email, please email the Elections Committee at:

    elections (at sign) pgus (dot) com

  • The United States PostgreSQL Association (PgUS) announces upcoming elections for three seats on its Board of Directors.

    The terms of Directors Mark Wong, Jonathan Katz, and Katie McMillan will be ending on May 1, 2022.

    Any member of PgUS whose membership is in good standing as of March 16, 2022 at 11:00:00 AM PDT is eligible to run in the election.

    Nominations can be submitted from March 17, 2022 at 00:00 PDT through March 24, 2022 at 23:59 PDT by PgUS members who are in good standing by following the instructions below.

    Candidates who meet the nomination requirements and accept their nomination will be asked to provide information around their candidacy after the nomination period has closed. This information will be posted on the PgUS website (postgresql.us) as well as be emailed to the membership for consideration.

    The election will be held from April 6, 2022 at 00:00 PDT until April 12, 2022 at 23:59 PDT. Instructions on how to vote will be provided on the PgUS website (postgresql.us) as well as emailed to the membership.

    If you wish to be a candidate for the upcoming election of PgUS, or wish to nominate another member, please send the following information to elections@postgresql.us:

    1. The name of the member you wish to nominate
    2. A 1-2 sentence description as to why you are nominating this member

    Any questions on the election can be sent directly to the PgUS Board at board@postgresql.us

  • It's almost time for this year's PgUS board elections. PgUS needs volunteers who have the time to serve on the board of directors to run this corporation and carry out its mission:

    Increase PostgreSQL adoption through advocacy, user groups, and events.

    PgUS is a 501(c)(3) public charity that is run by an unpaid board of directors. Members of the board currently fill the corporation's officer positions as there are no employees at this time. What this means is that the board is also responsible for:

    • Maintaining the corporate status with the Oregon Secretary of State.
    • Maintaining documents such as the minutes from meetings and resolutions proposed.
    • Conducting yearly elections as board terms are for 2 years with half the board seats designed to expire every year.
    • Accounting and payments for insurance, finance, legal and other services.
    • Filing the Federal and State tax returns and issuing IRS Form 1099s.

    In addition to maintaining the corporation, PgUS has set up a number of subcommittees to which PgUS members can volunteer time to our activities and programs. While board members don't have to drive a committee, it is the responsibility of the board to have a board member to oversee a committee.

    Here are some committee activities that the PgUS board supports in the US:

    • Diversity
    • PostgreSQL exhibitions at events including PyCon, SCaLE, and All Things Open.
    • 1 Day PostgreSQL events and conferences (e.g. PGDay SF, PGConf NYC, PostgresOpen)
    • User groups https://www.meetup.com/pro/postgresql

    How does PgUS function

    There are regularly scheduled monthly meetings used to sync up on outstanding tasks or discuss topics that are harder to discuss with just email. Board meetings only require a majority of the board members to participate in order for the corporation to conduct business. Email can be used to conduct business but also requires the entire board to participate, so in many ways it is important for board members to be responsive to emails if not always available for monthly meetings.

    You need to be a member of PgUS order to vote as well as run for the board. Membership is currently $25 USD for 1 year. It is important for the community to join and elect people they feel can make a difference.

our team

because they make the magic happen

Stacey Haysler

Stacey Haysler - President

Stacey Haysler is the CFO and COO of PostgreSQL Experts, Inc. She first became involved in the Postgres community in 2010, and has worked as an organizer and conference staff for a number of conferences, both in North America and Europe, as well as being part of the start up team for PgDay San Francisco. She founded the Django Events Foundation North America (DEFNA), a nonprofit associated with the Django Software Foundation, and was a principal organizer of DjangoConUS for three years. She also served as Treasurer of the DSF for a year while starting DEFNA. She is a PostgreSQL contributor.

She worked with the Core Team to develop the PostgreSQL Community Code of Conduct in 2017, and served as the Chair of the Community Code of Conduct Committee through September 2021.

Stephen Frost

Stephen Frost - Vice President

Stephen Frost is the Chief Technology Officer for Crunchy Data Solutions, Inc as well as a PostgreSQL Committer and Major Contributor. His previous work has included implementing the role system in 8.1 (replacing the previous user/group system), column-level privileges in 8.4 and improvements to PL/pgSQL.

Mark Wong

Mark Wong - Treasurer

Mark Wong is currently employed by EDB and is a PostgreSQL Major Contributor. His background is in database systems solutions and performance. He first introduced himself to the PostgreSQL community in 2003 with open source benchmarking kits and performance data. Since then, he has continued to contribute to various aspects of the community such as a Google Summer of Code mentor, PGConf.US Organizer, Portland PostgreSQL Users Group Co-Organizer, PostgreSQL Fundraising Group Member, and Treasurer and President of PgUS.

Jonathan Katz

Jonathan Katz - Director

Jonathan S. Katz is a Principal Product Manager - Technical at Amazon on the Amazon RDS team. Jonathan is also a Core Team Member of the PostgreSQL Project, responsible for advocacy, release and governance efforts and is Secretary and a board member for the nonprofit PostgreSQL Community Association of Canada.

Prior to Amazon, Jonathan as VP of Platform Engineering at Crunchy Data. Before that he was CTO at VenueBook and VP of Technology at Paperless Post. At all companies Jonathan developed robust platforms using or delivering PostgreSQL, taking advantage of its many features, from complex data types to its ability to stream logical changes.

Jonathan graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Mathematics.

Michael Brewer

Michael Brewer - Secretary

Michael Brewer is a Web Developer Principal in the Franklin College Office of Information Technology at The University of Georgia. Michael's responsibilities include developing applications for intranet and internet use, creating and managing databases, and desktop and network support. One of the applications he developed won a national award for innovation in advising technology. He is one of the founding board members of the United States PostgreSQL Association.

Sarah Conway

Sarah Conway - Director

Sarah Conway has been participating in the PostgreSQL community since 2012 in a number of ways, including rebuilding the official PostgreSQL.org website, creating a number of Postgres conference websites, contributing to upstream PgEU website infrastructure, running the GCI 2018 and GSOD 2019 PostgreSQL programs as organization administrator & mentor, and working as an organizer, conference staff, & social media manager for many PostgreSQL user events & conferences. She has run the PgUS Diversity Committee as Chair since 2019. She is currently working as a Cloud Evangelist at EDB; previously, she was a Senior Software Engineer at Crunchy Data. Ever since she first became involved, Sarah has consistently remained fully committed to increasing education, awareness, and promoted growth of Postgres as both a technology and as a community.