MEA is seeking members to run in the upcoming MEA Board of Directors election. Newly elected Board members will take office in September 2023 for a two-year term.

MEA is a member owned and member operated organization. MEA has a tradition of robust participation and representation from our members, and that continued active involvement is critical to our success. So if you are interested in the governance of your Union, or if you have an interest in community service or politics, or if you simply care about the future of our City and want to get more involved with helping to shape that future, we encourage you to run for a seat on MEA’s Board of Directors.

MEA members from every City Department are entitled to representation on the Board. Each department is allowed to elect at least one Board member, with larger departments having more Board seats allotted.

MEA’s Board of Directors meets the second Wednesday of every month and makes decisions on behalf of more than 5,000 MEA-represented City employees.

MEA Board members attend Board meetings on City release time. While this makes it a little easier to participate in the meetings, please remember that Board members have other expected time commitments that are on their own personal time. In addition to attendance at meetings, some events or activities may be after work or on an occasional Saturday.

Being elected by your co-workers to represent them on the MEA Board is an honor as well as a responsibility. Please be sure you are willing to do that job by reading the information below which explains some of what MEA Board members do.

Required Duties of a Board Member

Qualifications of a Board Member

If you feel you would like to have a more active voice in your Union’s business and activities, please fill out the petition (linked below) and complete your candidate statement and submit them to MEA by 12:00 noon on Friday, July 7, 2023.

It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you collect more than 10 signatures AND turn in your signatures well before July 7 so that MEA staff can verify that you have at least 10 signatures from MEA members in your Department before the deadline.

Candidate statements (150 word maximum) should convey why you wish to be elected and what you feel your qualifications are. A department-by-department election in those departments with more candidates than allocated seats will then begin via MEA’s website later in July.

Thank you and good luck!  Please contact MEA (619-264-6632) with any questions.

Nominating Petition