2017 District Elections

Step Forward to Leadership: Openings on NSEA, District Boards are Opportunities to Lead

As the start of a new year approaches, local association members and leaders might reassess their roles in the Association.

Is it time to step forward and consider a leadership role in their statewide association?

Beginning on Friday, Feb. 24, all NSEA members will be able to vote for candidates to fill nearly three dozen district leadership posts, as well as openings on the NSEA’s Board of Directors. If elected, they will assume leadership roles in determining the Association’s future.

The window for filing opens on Sunday, Jan. 1, and closes Sunday, Feb. 5. Voting will take place online, and will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, and will close at midnight on Saturday, March 11.

To file for Association office: Simply click here.  Select your district, and then select the office you are interested in seeking. All persons seeking to file as a candidate will need their 10-digit NSEA membership identification number. Your number can be found on your NSEA membership card; or above your name on the mailing label of The Voice. Call NSEA if you have questions about the election: 1-800-742-0047.

As a step in the online filing process, all candidates will have an opportunity to provide a 50-word statement about their candidacy. Voters will be able to access that statement during balloting. It may be easiest for candidates to type the statement in a Word or other text document before beginning the process, and then paste the statement into the appropriate box during the filing process.

Note that NSEA’s Minority Involvement Plan encourages minorities to seek Association office at all levels. The plan says “It shall be the goal of the Association to seek minority representation on governing and appointive bodies at least equal to the percentage of minority membership for that appropriate level.”

If you do not have access to the Internet, mail your name, address, local association name and a 50-word statement to: NSEA Elections, 605 S. 14th St., Lincoln, NE 68508-2742. Be sure to state which office you are seeking.

In all cases, the deadline for filing for office is Sunday, Feb. 5.

Higher Ed Academy Seeks Leaders

Members of the NSEA Higher Ed Academy will soon elect officers for the 2017-18 Association year.

Vacancies exist for the the vice presidency, secretary, higher education faculty representative, academic professional representative, and educational support professional representative. All are three-year terms.

Because Higher Ed members are now integrated into NSEA’s six districts, depending on workplace, they will receive two e-mails — one alerting them to NSEA elections and one for Higher Ed Academy elections.

Those interested in one of these positions must contact NSEA President Nancy Fulton by Feb. 5. She can be reached at 1-800-742-0047, or at: nancy.fulton@nsea.org