2018 OEA Elections
Filing for OEA's 2018 elections open Feb. 1 and run through the 16th. March’s elections will feature races for 11 seats on the OEA Board of Directors, delegate-at-large positions to the 2018 OEA Delegate Assembly and the 2018 NEA Representative Assembly, as well as statewide offices of president, vice president and NEA director.
The OEA Board of Directors represents members at the grassroots level. Each zone is made up of at least 1,000 association members who elect their representative on the board. The newly elected Zone Directors will take office on July 6.
At-large delegates to the Delegate Assembly and NEA RA will serve at this year’s meetings. The OEA annual meeting is April 27-28 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Norman and the RA is set for June 30 – July 5 in Minneapolis, MN.
Filing forms will be available Feb. 1 on the OEA website, okea.org, OEA Headquarters in Oklahoma City or at the OEA regional office in Tulsa. For more information on the elections or filing forms, contact Maureen Peters at 800/522-8091, 405/528-7785 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OEA Zone Director Positions
There are nine open positions on the OEA Board, each are three-year terms that expire in 2021. These board members will serve as NEA Delegates in 2019 and 2020.
- Northeast A, representing Adair, Craig, Delaware, Mayes, Nowata and Ottawa counties.
- Northeast C, representing Cherokee and Muskogee counties.
- Northwest A, representing Alfalfa, Beaver, Cimarron, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Grant, Harper, Major, Texas, Woods and Woodward counties.
- Northwest B, representing Kay, Logan, Noble and Payne counties.
- OKC Metro A, representing Crooked Oak ACT, Harrah ACT, Mid-America Bible College, The Education Association of Moore, Moore ESP, Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City Community College.
- OKC Metro C, representing Edmond ACT, Edmond ESP, ESE-OKC, OEA-OKC and University of Central Oklahoma.
- Southwest A, representing Beckham, Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa, Roger Mills, Tillman and Washita counties.
- Tulsa Metro A, representing Tulsa CTA and Tulsa PSET.
- Tulsa Metro E, representing Berryhill EA, Bixby EA, Broken Arrow EA, Jenks CTA, Jenks ESP and Leonard.
There are two board position open that will fill a one-year, unexpired term, expiring 2019.
- Northwest C, representing Blaine, Canadian and Kingfisher counties.
- Southwest C, respresenting Bryan County, Carter County, Garvin County, Grady County, Jefferson County, Love County, Marshall County and Stephens counties.
OEA Delegate Assembly Positions
- Administrator Delegate(s)-at-Large to OEA/DA
- OEA/NEA Retired Delegate(s)-at-Large to OEA/DA
- Ethnic Minority Delegate(s)-at-Large to OEA/DA. (Should the Bylaws requirement in this election category be met by local Associations, no OEA Ethnic Minority Delegates at Large will be seated.)
NEA Representative Assembly Positions
- NEA Retired Delegate(s)-at-Large to the NEA/RA (successor delegates only).
Regional RA Positions
- Category I Delegates-at-Large, 2018 NEA Representative Assembly
(The zones and exact number of delegates involved in this election were not determined by press time. This information will be posted in the Election Filing Forms section of the Local Association Forms page on okea.org by February 1.)
Filing for zone director seats on the OEA Board of Directors and at-large positions to the OEA Delegate Assembly and the NEA Represenative Assembly opens February 1, 2018. Watch this page for more details in the coming weeks.
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