MNEA - NEA Convention

Posted Date: 10/2/2013

Houston, TX
July 1-5, 2019

Would you like the chance to participate in the NEA Representative Assembly?

Run for NEA R.A. delegate. Declare your candidacy by Jan. 18, 2019. You will need to prepare a statement no longer than 100 words and provide a photo of yourself. This is a great way to understand how Missouri NEA is just a small piece of the national 3-million member Association. No experience required to become a delegate to the NEA R.A. 

Submit your application for NEA R.A. state delegate >>

State delegates

Missouri’s state delegate allocation will be made based on membership as of January 2019. State delegates are elected in two categories. Category I delegates are teachers, education support professionals and other members not serving as administrators. Category II delegates are administrators and others serving in supervisory positions that include evaluation of employees. Missouri qualified for 24 teacher/ESP delegates and one delegate slot for an administrator. The MNEA Vice President fills one state delegate slot.

Student delegates will be elected via electronic ballot in March. Retired delegates will be elected at their Annual Meeting in April. We must continue to work for the identification and election of minority candidates to serve as delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly. Missouri NEA is proud that we have met our 3-1(g) goal for 20 years.

Ex officio delegates

Ex officio delegates serve by virtue of the statewide office to which they've been elected, such as MNEA President and NEA Directors.

Local Delegates

Local delegates are elected by the members of a local affiliate, with one delegate per 150 members, or a greater portion thereof. (Any local with 76 or more members is eligible for at least one local delegate). Presidents of locals eligible to send local delegates will receive information via email from NEA regarding local elections in early February. Members should contact their local presidents to learn the procedures, timelines and reimbursement procedures for local delegates.

Cluster delegates

Cluster delegates are elected by members of several locals who have networked to attain the minimum 76 members required for delegate eligibility. Members interested in being elected as cluster delegates should contact Jeanna Machon at 573-644-9623. Cluster delegate elections are conducted during March and April.

MNEA-Retired delegates

MNEA-Retired members elect delegates from their membership to represent them at the NEA R.A. Only MNEA-Retired members may nominate, vote for and serve as retired delegates. Election of the MNEA-R delegates will be held at the MNEA-R annual meeting on April 20. Contact Tracy Flaherty ( at (636) 565-7103 for more information. 

MNEA-R Declaration of Candidacy Form >> 
(deadline to be listed on ballot is April 6)

MNEA-Student delegates

The number of delegates allocated for MNEA-Student group will be determined based on the number of student members in the state. Only student members may nominate, vote for and serve as student delegates. Contact MNEA at 1-800-392-0236 if you are a MNEA-Student member and interested in becoming a delegate. 

MNEA-Student Declaration of Candidacy Form >>


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