The MEA commissions, committees and task forces (CCTF) are advisory to the MEA Board of Directors. These groups annually receive charges from the Board of Directors, which are the focus of the year’s work. Typically these bodies meet in September, October and February.Membership on a commission is by election of the Representative Assembly or by appointment by the MEA vice president with the consent of the MEA Board of Directors. Members to committees and task forces are appointed by the MEA vice president with the consent of the MEA Board of Directors. If you are interested in serving on one of the following groups, please complete the CCTF Data Form and mail it to: Office of the Vice President, Michigan Education Association, PO Box 2573, East Lansing, MI 48826-2573.
- To assist with the function of the organization;
- To advise MEA or its sister companies; and
- Increase or maintain membership.
Charge: To help ensure that the education of our students and the working environments of our members are of the highest quality.
Standing Committees and Schedules
MEA Representative Assembly Committees
Credentials Committee – Meet at each Representative Assembly (RA), may have conference calls leading up to the RA
Elections Committee – Meet at each RA
MEA Resolutions Committee – Meet at each RA, once in the summer to review Resolutions, Goals and Objectives, Platform
NEA Representative Assembly Committee
NEA Resolutions Committee – Meet at each RA in summer to review Resolutions, Goals and Objectives, Platform, as well as one additional virtual meeting in the winter
Strategy Committee – Meets prior and during the NEA RA
Organizational Commissions & Committees of MEA
Board of Reference – As needed
Long Range Planning Committee – Once per year in June
Executive Committee – Six times per year (usually Jan., April, June, July, Sept., and Nov.
Long Range Bargaining Committee – Night before Board meeting (usually Jan./Feb., April/May, July, Oct., and Dec.)
Legislation Commission – Every other year (odd). Legislative Priorities is for two years and presented to the Jan./Feb. MEA Board of Directors of even year
Local Affiliates Commission – As needed
Political Action Committees
MEA-PAC Council – Once per year (usually April or May)
MEA-PAC Governing Board – Once per year, typically one month prior to the council meeting
MEA-PAC Statewide Screening & Recommendation Committee – As needed over the course of a two-year cycle
Communications Committee – Two times per year, subcommittees as necessary. Subcommittees scheduled as needed.
Budget and Finance Committee – Two or three times per year, as needed
State Crisis Assistance Program Committee – As needed
Governance Review Committee – Five times per year (night before MEA Board meetings)
Conference Planning Committee – Meet before and after conferences, as needed
Distinguished Awards Committee – One time per year, as needed
Statewide Anti-Privatization Program (SWAP), ESP Committee – One or two times a year, as needed
Aspiring Educators of MEA (AEM) – No amount of required meetings, has one meeting
College Outreach Committee – One or two times a year, as needed regionally
Social Justice Committee – One or two times a year, as needed
Professional Development Committee – One or two times a year, as needed
Art Acquisitions Committee – One time per year, day of MEA/MAEA Art Show
MEA Financial Services Board of Directors – Five times per year (most in conjunction with MEA Board)
MESSA Board of Trustees and Officers – Four times per year
Staff Retirement Plan Board of Directors – Four times per year
Scholarship Fund Trustees – One time per year plus organizing Golf Outing (MEA-Retired volunteers read applications for approximately five days usually in March)