Arizona Education Association

Winter 2021

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ASSOCIATION GOVERNANCE WINTER 2021 | ADVOCATE 13 AEA Officer Positions e AEA Constitution, Article IV, Section 2, states that "Candidates seeking election to a position as an AEA Officer, State Director of the National Education Association, Alternate State Director of the National Education Association and any individual who may wish to seek an AEA officer position that could become available (vacant) through the election of a current AEA officer to a different AEA officer position, shall file in writing a statement of candidacy with the AEA Executive Director. e filing shall include the office the candidate is seeking and shall be filed no later than March 1 of the year in which the election is to take place. In the event that March 1 falls on a weekend or holiday, the next business day shall apply. Individuals failing to file a statement of candidacy by the March 1 deadline shall not be eligible to seek the positions listed above in the elections to be held in the year following the March 1 deadline. In the event that no candidate files for one or more of the positions listed above by the March 1 deadline, the Delegate Assembly may accept nomination for that position(s) during a regular meeting of the Delegate Assembly Candidates for these offices shall have their names placed before the delegates on the first day of the annual meeting." Candidates for AEA Officer positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer) must submit their completed Nomination Form, AEA Advocate page 14, no later than 5 p.m. on March 1, 2022, via mail, hand-delivery, fax, or email. Regional Directors, Alternate Regional Directors Retired Director, Retired Alternate Director, At- Large Directors, and Alternate At-Large Directors Nominations for Regional Directors, Alternate Regional Directors, Retired Director, Retired Alternate Director, At-Large Director, and Alternate At-Large Directors may be submitted any time prior to the closing of nominations on Friday, May 6, 2022 at the AEA Delegate Assembly. Regional Director, Alternate Regional Director, At-Large Director, and Alternate At-Large Director nominees who wish their candidate statement and/or photo published in the AEA Advocate and the Delegate Assembly materials should submit their nomination form for publication to the AEA Elections Committee by 5 p.m. on March 1, 2022. Nomination Procedures for AEA Board of Directors Members of color are especially encouraged to run for AEA leadership positions. Delegates to the AEA Delegate Assembly May Elect On May 6-7, 2022, delegates to the 2022 AEA Delegate Assembly may elect the AEA Board of Director positions as listed. Each position would complete the term as indicated. And, if needed, a proportional membership representation of Education Support Professional At-Large Directors, Ethnic Minority At-Large Directors, and corresponding Alternate At- Large Director may need to be elected. Open Positions AEA President, 3-year term AEA Vice President, 3-year term AEA Treasurer, 3-year term Regional Director, 3-year term One (1) Retired Director One (1) Region 1 Director One (1) Region 2 Director Two (2) Region 4 Directors One (1) Region 10 Director At-Large Director, 3-year term One (1) ESP At-Large Director* One (1) Ethnic Minority At-Large Director* One (1) Ethnic Minority Alternate At-Large Director* At-Large Director, Completing Term to 2024 One (1) ESP At-Large Alternate Director* Alternate Directors, 3-year term One (1) Retired Alternate Director One (1) Region 2 Alternate One (1) Region 4 Alternate One (1) Region 10 Alternate Alternate Director, Completing Term to 2024 One (1) Region 12 Alternate

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