Local organizers are what make each WordCamp unique. Organizing a WordCamp is a volunteer labor (a lot of labor!) of love for WordPress and your local community, and earns you untold karma points on the path to WordPress nirvana. No specific skills or backgrounds are required to become an organizer, though events tend to be most successful when responsibility is shared among several co-organizers.
So much goes into planning a WordCamp that we now have an entire site dedicated to planning WordCamps. Take a look at the WordCamp planning site, read through the information there (so you know what you’d be getting into), and if you’re interested in putting together a WordCamp, fill in the organizer application.