As Mark Keating [reported](http://blogs.perl.org/users/shadowcat_mdk/2016/11/the-times-they-are-a-changin.html) earlier this month, Karen Pauley has stepped down as TPF president after a very successful tenure. Karen served for an amazing 6+ years and did a fantastic job. I'd like to join Mark and many other people in the Perl Community in thanking Karen for all of her work. She has truly set a high bar for the president role.
As some might recall, Karen took over from me [way back in 2010](http://news.perlfoundation.org/2010/03/appointment-of-new-president.html) and I'm happy to swap roles with her again. In addition to continuing all of TPF's major initiatives my primary goal for this year is to get more people involved in The Perl Foundation. Over the last several years, Karen and Dan Wright have done a great job educating the community about what TPF does. I'd like to continue this momentum and take it a step further by letting people know how they can help and getting new people to participate at all levels. Stay tuned to learn about different ways you can help the Perl community.