MTA Governance Postings

Regional ethnic minority delegates to be chosen

Regional ethnic minority delegates to the 2017 MTA Annual Meeting will be elected by in March and April in conjunction with NEA delegate/Director elections.

The nomination period for regional ethnic minority delegates is now in process and will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. Nominations are open to all eligible ethnic minority members through a self-nomination process.

The election period runs from March 6 through April 28, 2017. Ballots for regional ethnic minority delegates will be sent to active MTA members, accompanied by bio/statements and photos of candidates who submit them.

The 2017 allocation of regional ethnic minority delegates will be based on MTA electoral regions and equal to the number of District Directors from each region. No more than one delegate from each district within a region will be elected, with the exception of 44H, which has three Directors and 45H which has two.

There will be 50 seats for regional ethnic minority delegates. All terms will be for one year.

The regional vacancies are: Region A, seven vacancies; Region B, five vacancies; Region C, seven vacancies; Region D, five vacancies; Region E, five vacancies; Region F, six vacancies; Region G, six vacancies; and Region H, nine vacancies. Each candidate must be employed in education within the region in which the candidate seeks office.

Inquiries regarding procedures may be directed to John Connelly in the MTA Division of Governance and Administration at 617.878.8305. His e-mail address is jconnelly@massteacher.org, and his fax number is 617.570.4908.