The Oregon Education Association Representative Assembly is the yearly meeting in which elected delegates come together to debate and vote on governing documents and new business items, which will guide the direction of OEA. BEA has a long-standing history of involvement in this process, which has resulted in positive changes that have benefited our members. The OEA RA will be April 17th and 18th at the Red Lion at Jantzen Beach in Portland.
The National Education Association Representative Assembly is similar to the OEA RA but on a much larger scale, it involves thousands of NEA members. Elected delegates debate and vote on governing documents, policies and new business items, which help guide our national organization. The 2020 NEA RA will be held from July 2-6, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Nominations for delegates to the Oregon Education Association and the National Education Association Representative Assemblies are due by Friday. January 17, 2020. Only current BEA members are eligible to be delegates. Elections will be held the week of February 3, 2020.
If you want more information, have questions, or wish to run for either of these positions, please contact BEA Elections Chair, Erin Gettling, or BEA Vice President, Karen Lally.