MTA Governance Postings

Nominations open for MTA offices

The MTA provides myriad opportunities for involvement, such as becoming an elected member of the MTA Board of Directors or an NEA Director. Members may also want to join an MTA committee or become delegates to the MTA Annual Meeting or the NEA Representative Assembly.

Nominations for the following positions are now open:

Executive Committee — Elections take place at the Annual Meeting in May. All terms are for three years beginning July 1, 2017. There are four regional Executive Committee Member vacancies. The seats are for regions A, C, F and G. Each candidate must be an active MTA member and must be employed in education within the electoral region in which the candidate seeks office. Nomination papers may be obtained in person or in writing from the office of the Executive Director-Treasurer and papers must be signed by at least 100 active MTA members from the candidate’s region, no more than 25 of which may be from any one local affiliate within the region to be represented.

The seat for At-Large ESP Executive Committee member will also be up for election. Any active member who is an education support professional is eligible to be a candidate for this seat. Nomination papers may be requested in person or in writing from the office of the Executive Director-Treasurer and must be signed by at least 200 active members, with no more than 50 from any one local affiliate and no more than 100 from any one district.

Although there is no deadline for requesting them, nomination papers for MTA office must be filed with the Executive Director-Treasurer, MTA, 2 Heritage Drive, Quincy, MA 02171-2119 by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 3, regardless of when they are postmarked.

The seat for Statewide Retired Region Executive Committee member will be up for election.  Any retired member may be a candidate by submitting a self-nomination letter to the office of the Executive Director-Treasurer by March 3.

District Directors — MTA Board: Elections take place at the Annual Meeting in May. All terms are for three years beginning July 1, 2017. There are 20 seats up for election. They are in the following districts: 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A, 26A, 8B, 11B, 34C, 43C, 15D, 27D, 37E, 38E, 22F, 18G, 21G, 44H, and 45H. Each candidate must be an active MTA member and must be employed in education within the electoral district in which the candidate seeks office. Nomination papers can be obtained from the office of the Executive Director-Treasurer and must be signed by at least 50 active MTA members from the candidate’s district.

The seat for At-Large Director for ESPs will also be up for election. The candidate must be an active member in the education support professional category.  Nomination papers may be requested in person or in writing from the office of the Executive Director-Treasurer and must be signed by at least 200 active members, with no more than 50 from any one local affiliate and no more than 100 from any one district.

Although there is no deadline for requesting them, nomination papers for MTA office must be filed with the Executive Director-Treasurer, MTA, 2 Heritage Drive, Quincy, MA 02171-2119, by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 3, regardless of when they are postmarked.

NEA Directors: Two NEA directors will be elected to three-year terms beginning Sept. 1, 2017, in accordance with NEA’s fiscal year. Ballots will be sent to the entire active membership in March in tandem with NEA statewide and regional delegate elections. Each candidate must be an active NEA member as determined by the NEA Constitution and Bylaws, for at least two years immediately preceding the election. Candidates must obtain at least 200 signatures of NEA active members. No more than 50 signatures may be obtained from any one local association, and no more than 100 signatures may be obtained from any one district. Although there is no deadline for requesting them, nomination papers must be filed with the Executive Director-Treasurer, MTA, 2 Heritage Drive, Quincy, MA 02171-2119, by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, regardless of when they are postmarked.

Become a Delegate:

To MTA Annual Meeting: Most delegates represent their local associations and are elected locally. Send an e-mail to your local president and vice president in January notifying them that you are nominating yourself. Each local then runs its own election, usually in late March. If there are fewer candidates than seats, all candidates are selected to serve. To become a regional ethnic minority delegate to the Annual Meeting (50 vacancies based on electoral region; one-year term) or a Statewide Retired District delegate to Annual Meeting (vacancies based on number of MTA/NEA members from the Retired District, one-year term), click here for a self-nomination form. Forms are due by Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

To the NEA RA: To become a statewide, regional or retired delegate to the NEA RA (total allocation to be determined by MTA Board of Directors; one-year term), click here for a self-nomination form. Forms are due by Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. If you want to nominate yourself to be a delegate from your local, send an e-mail to your local president and vice president in January notifying them that you are nominating yourself.

Additional information:

  • No person may be a candidate for more than one office. Each candidate must specify the office sought, his or her MTA membership individual ID number (which can be found on the MTA membership card), home and school addresses, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address and local association.
  • All candidates must comply with the nomination and election provisions of the MTA Bylaws and Policies, which will be made available to candidates.
  • All members of the Board of Directors (including officers; Regional Executive Committee members; the Statewide Retired Region Executive Committee member; the At-Large ESP Member; District, Statewide, and At-Large Directors; and NEA Directors) will be delegates to the MTA Annual Meeting of Delegates. Election as delegates will occur simultaneous to, and by virtue of, election to the above-named offices.
  • RIF’d members and members who have been granted leaves of absence by their employers may be considered active members employed in education.

If you have questions and to request nomination papers or any election information, please contact John Connelly of the MTA Division of Governance and Administration by calling 617.878.8305 or e-mailing jconnelly@massteacher.org.