NEA Convention

June 30-July 5, 2017

The nation’s largest democratic body will meet in Boston June 30-July 5, for the 2017 NEA Representative Assembly. Missouri NEA will be represented by the following categories of delegates:

State delegates

Missouri’s state delegate allocation will be made based on membership as of January 2017. 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.

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.

For more information about the NEA R.A., contact Maggie Brueggemann ( at 573-644-9622.

State delegates must accept their credentials by April 10, 2017. Complete the Delegate Acceptance Form now >>

Ex officio delegates

Ex officio delegates serve by virtue of the statewide office to which they've been elected, such as MNEA President, MNEA Vice 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 21 at Lodge of Four Seasons. Contact Pam Koetting for more information. 

MNEA-R Declaration of Candidacy Form >> (deadline March 15 to be listed on ballot)

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 Stephanie Price if you are a MNEA-Student member and interested in becoming a delegate. 

MNEA-Student Declaration of Candidacy Form >> (deadline April 7)