In addition to getting involved in your chapter, the union’s committees are a great way to get active. Whether you like planning social events, doing charity work, or getting involved in politics, there is a union committee for you to be a part of.

To inquire about joining any of these committees, or to find out about ad hoc committees that may not be listed here, contact the union office .

Charge and Trial Board

Whenever charges are pressed against any member or the SEA, the charges are processed by the members of the Charge and Trial Board.

Chair: Melissa Delorey

Collective Bargaining Advisory Committee

Studies, prepares and initiates all union policies and programs relative to collective bargaining.

Chair: Jim Nall

Constitution and By-Laws Committee

Studies and makes recommendations in regard to the union Constitution and all chapter by-laws.

Chair: Eric Ferren

Convention Arrangements Committee

Makes arrangements for accommodations and program planning for the annual Convention.

Chair: Ken Roos

Dispute Resolution

The association’s goal is to resolve disputes between members at the lowest possible level. All parties involved in a dispute that may result in the filing of formal charges are requested to exhaust all informal dispute resolution remedies before filing charges under this procedure.

Chair: Peter Brunette

Dues Assistance Committee

Accepts applications and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on requests for dues assistance.

Chairs: Diana Richard and Cheryl Towne

Ethics Committee

Reviews and oversees the union’s Code of Ethics.

Chairs: Heather Fairchild and Cheryl Towne

Financial Advisory Committee

Considers all requests for expenditures not included in the budget that are referred to it by the Board of Directors, and submits its recommendations to the Board of Directors. Reviews the fiscal practices of the Association and makes recommendations regarding investments, disbursements, and other management issues as to the finances of SEA. Prepares the annual budget for the Association and submits it to the Board of Directors for approval.

SEA Treasurer: Avis Crane

Honorary Membership Committee

Reviews all persons recommended for honorary membership in the union.

Chair: Deb Wheeler

Lavender Caucus

Works to protect and empower our LGBTQ members through political and social activism. Members testify in support of legislation supporting LGBTQ rights and take part in public events around the state to raise awareness.

Chair: Mikayla Bourque

Member Benefits Committee

Maintains all member-benefit programs.

Chair: Garrett Boes

Operation Santa Claus Committee

Coordinates the union’s fund raising efforts at Christmas time for needy children throughout the state.

Chair: Becky Baker

Organization Committee

Studies, prepares and carries out such activities as will build up the membership of the union. Responsible for all aspects of chapter formation, dissolution, and constitutional chapter meeting requirements.

Chair: John Hattan

Political Education Committee

Studies, prepares and initiates the political education and political action programs of the union.

Chair: John Hattan

Resolutions Committee

Studies all resolutions presented to the convention.

Chair: Eric Ferren

Retirement Committee

Studies retirement laws of this state and such other matters affecting these laws.

Chair: Melvin Friese

Social Activities Committee

Develops the social activities of the union.

Chair: Becky Ladd

Steward Committee

Coordinates and plans steward training.

Chair: Kevin McMahon

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