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Delegate Assembly

The AEA Delegate Assembly is the highest decision-making body within AEA. With over 550 delegates, the AEA Delegate Assembly is also Arizona's largest democratic deliberative body. In past years, delegates would debate vital issues that impact public education and set Association policy and activities for the year ahead over the course of three business sessions spanning two days.

Virtual AEA Delegate Assembly
May 7-8, 2021

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the AEA Board of Directors voted on February 6, 2021 for the 2021 Delegate Assembly scheduled for May 7-8, 2021 to be held virtually.

During the virtual 2021 Delegate Assembly, delegates will be able to debate items of importance to AEA. These items could include potential amendments to the AEA Constitution, Bylaws, Resolutions, or Legislative Platform. These items could also include New Business Items that relate to the operation or program areas of AEA.

Members may access documents for the upcoming Delegate Assembly by requesting access to the “2021 AEA Delegate Assembly” group on NEA edCommunities. Log into and search for “2021 AEA Delegate Assembly”. Once you select the group, click “Ask to Join” and your request to be added will be responded to shortly.

For any questions regarding the Delegate Assembly, email Kathryn Shuffield at [email protected] or call at 602-407-2343.

Delegate Assembly Elections

The AEA Board of Directors on March 6 approved conducting elections after the conclusion of the Delegate Assembly. Elections will be held for a proposed amendment to the AEA Bylaws as well as for open positions on the AEA Board of Directors and AEA Fund for Public Education Council.

As noted in the 2021 Delegate Assembly Special Rules, elections will be conducted electronically using eBallot. The first round of voting will begin on Tuesday, May 11 at 7 AM MST through 5 PM MST on Monday, May 17. If additional rounds of voting are necessary, those election dates will be announced to delegates.

Full information regarding the elections, including how to vote, is located here.

If you have any questions about the elections, contact the Elections Committee staff liaison [email protected].


Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

With more than 20,000 members, the Arizona Education Association (AEA) is the largest professional association for public school employees in Arizona. AEA members are teachers, community college professors, counselors, speech pathologists, bus drivers, secretaries, retired educators and student teachers and they belong to more than 150 local affiliates across Arizona.