2022 NEA-Alaska Statewide Election

NEA-Alaska members have a voice in their association. Once a year, members have the opportunity to elect the leaders who will carry out our mission. From education policy to collective bargaining, it’s vital that we have strong leaders who advocate for all educators and students.

Ballots open January 27, 2022 at 12 p.m. (noon) and ballots close February 6 at 12 p.m. (noon).

Nominations are now open for the following positions:

Browse the positions below to learn more about their duties and nomination periods. A complete listing of open regional seats for Board of Directors, NEA Representative Assembly State Delegates and Regional PACE Committee members can be found at the 2022 Election Open Positions link at the bottom of this section.

NEA Director

This three-year term position advocates for NEA-Alaska’s interests on the national level with NEA. They also serve as an officer of NEA-Alaska. This person serves as a delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly (RA) and Chairs the preview committee of RA, they are a delegate to the NEA-Alaska Delegate Assembly. Exercising leadership in interpreting NEA policies and programs, being part of the state leadership team, preparing reports and performing the duties of Vice President-Secretary/Treasurer at governance meetings in the Vice President-Secretary’s absence are among the duties of this position.

Nominations open September 1 and close at Delegate Assembly currently scheduled for Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

NEA-Alaska President

This two-year term is the chief spokesperson and policy officer of the Association. The President presides over all meetings of the Association, Board Meetings and Delegate Assembly and also acts as Chair of the PACE committee. The President appoints members to committees, serves as a delegate to NEA Representative Assembly, an alternate NEA Director and an ex-officio member of all special committees. The President also monitors the expenses, evaluation and performance of the Executive Director.

Nominations open September 1 and close at Delegate Assembly currently scheduled for Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

NEA-Alaska Vice President-Secretary/Treasurer

This two-year term serves as an ex-officio member of all special committees, prepares written summary reports, may serve as an alternate NEA Director, and assists with PACE fundraising. This position also serves as a delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly, the elections coordinator, Chair of the Budget and Audit Committee and the Constitution and Bylaws Committee.

Nominations open September 1 and close at Delegate Assembly currently scheduled for Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

NEA-Alaska Board of Directors

Each region is allocated one or more Regional Directors to serve on the NEA-Alaska Board of Directors. The duties of a Region Director include attending board meetings, Delegate Assembly and other NEA-Alaska events as requested by the President; facilitating communication between members, locals and the state association and about statewide issues, and approve committee appointments of the President.

Nominations open September 1 and close at Delegate Assembly currently scheduled for Friday, January 14, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

NEA Representative Assembly State Delegates

NEA-Alaska allocates one or more delegates in each Region to attend the NEA Representative Assembly (RA). There are also two At-Large seats sponsored by the state. Duties of being a delegate to RA include attending all meetings of the state and the RA throughout the caucus. It is expected that each delegate will also assist in fundraising for the Political Action Committee (PAC).

Nominations open September 1 and close at Delegate Assembly currently scheduled for Saturday, January 15, 2022.

Regional PACE Committee Members

NEA-Alaska allocates one or more State PACE committee members who are elected in regional meetings at the Delegate Assembly. Please let your Local President and/or Region Director(s) know if you are interested in becoming a PACE Committee member.

2022 Election Open Positions

Declaration of Candidacy

Use the form below to submit your nomination for Statewide Election open positions, Representative Assembly, and the Retired Local Board Election:

Submit your Nominations

Important Documents

Browse the documents below for more information on the NEA-Alaska elections process:

Elections Policy Elections Bylaws Elections FAQ’s Elections Complaint Form Regulations for NEA Officers

Need help?

If you have any questions regarding elections, contact Mary Nibbelink at mary.nibbelink@neaalaska.org or (907) 274-0536.

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Announced Candidates

Candidates for Officers and Board of Directors will be listed below as they come in:

Officers

President:
Tom Klaameyer

Vice President:
Laura Capelle

NEA Director:
Winter Marshall-Allen
Kathy Simpler

Board of Directors

Region VI Director:
Misty Nelson