2022 NEA-Alaska Delegate Assembly

The 66th Annual NEA-Alaska Delegate Assembly is currently scheduled to take place on Jan 13-15, 2022 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, Alaska. The NEA-Alaska Board of Directors has also approved a virtual option for delegates who wish to participate but don’t wish to attend in person.

Travel and Other Information

Delegate Assembly is NEA-Alaska’s annual meeting to set the direction for the organization by way of resolutions, new business items, legislative priorities, and approving the organization’s budget for the following year. Members from local associations across Alaska get together to discuss important issues they wish to have addressed by the statewide organization.

Booking Travel

Please complete your DA registration and review the agenda prior to submitting a travel request form or making your travel arrangements.

2022 Travel Request Form (coming soon)

For delegates traveling by air to Delegate Assembly, NEA-Alaska will purchase your airline ticket if travel requests are submitted by December 15, 2021. For those purchasing your own ticket or booking after the December 15 deadline, reimbursement by NEA-Alaska will be made after the conclusion of DA. Tickets purchased after December 15, 2021, may not be reimbursed the full amount as reimbursement will be based on the best available airfare as of December 15, 2021.

NEA-Alaska’s offices will be closed for the holidays, beginning December 23, 2021 and will reopen on January 3, 2022. Any travel requests received in the NEA-Alaska offices after December 15 will not be processed.

Hotel Reservations

Delegate Assembly will be held at The Hotel Captain Cook, 939 W. 5th Avenue in Anchorage.

Rate: $129+tax/per night/single/double.

Please provide Group Code: NEA2022 and give date of travel to facilitate your request.

RESERVATIONS FOR THE CAPTAIN COOK HOTEL

You can make your reservations 2 ways:

Click this link for on line reservations: NEA Delegate Assembly 2022

Or by calling 800-843-1950 or 907-276-6000 and give the group code: NEA2022

Deadline for making your reservations:  January 3, 2022.
(After this date we cannot guarantee availability/rate. Please make reservations early as rooms in our block can book up prior to the January 3 deadline.)

Parking

NEA-Alaska will reimburse your parking up to $26 per day with receipts. There are no special or discounted lots available.

Meals

NEA-Alaska will provide grab-n-go breakfast on Friday and Saturday mornings. All other meals (aside from Saturday dinner) will be on your own.

Delegates will be released for Saturday dinner (6-7 PM) and will have an individual boxed meal provided at no charge, for consumption in their own room or space. Meals provided are based on their registration option of an in-person attendee. If you have any severe food allergies (other than vegetarian, gluten and dairy free), please contact Susie.Smythe@neaalaska.org. All costs associated with lodging and meals not provided at DA will be the responsibility of the local and/or individual member.

PARSA

PARSA – An invitation to ALL rural and small local associations!

When: Thursday, January 13th, 8:00am – 4:30pm, prior to the start of General Session at Delegate Assembly 2022.
Why: We strongly encourage delegates from rural and small locals across the state to attend PARSA. This is an opportunity for delegates to come together to discuss and plan around common issues and to ensure their voices are heard within the larger delegation as statewide business is conducted.
RSVP: Please choose the PARSA session choice as you register for Delegate Assembly.

Friday Night Social

Due to Covid mitigations, there will be no Friday Night Social this year. Delegates are encouraged to gather, or not gather, as you feel comfortable.

New Delegate Orientation

Calling all New Delegates:  Please join your fellow New Delegates from 4:30 – 6:30 pm, on Thursday evening for a complete overview of what it means to be a delegate, how the process works, and what you need to know to be an effective representative for your local. Topics will include:

  • Using your DA Notebook as a resource
  • Crafting effective NBI’s and Resolutions
  • Using Google Docs
  • The committee process
  • Parliamentary Procedure and General Assembly

All New Delegates will walk away from this session with a clear understanding of what it means to be a strong delegate. This is also an excellent opportunity for you to network and connect with your colleagues from around the state. We hope to see you there!

Special Interest Groups

On Friday, January 14, from 1-1:30pm, the following groups are scheduled to meet: ESP, LGBTQ, Republican Caucus, Black Caucus, Hispanic Caucus, Asian/Pacific Islander Caucus, and Native American/Alaska Native Caucus. These meetings are optional and available on your registration, to choose.

Questions and Assistance

If you need assistance or have questions regarding Delegate Assembly, please contact  Susie Smythe or call 800-996-3225.