Eighteen WVEA members were nominated to represent you at the 2022 NEA Representative Assembly (NEA-RA) in Chicago, IL. WVEA members attending the July 3-6 event are: Diana Bailey, Monongalia County; Sara Ballengee, Mercer County; Adena Barnette, Jackson County; Kimberly Bonnett, Lewis County; Lucinda Burns, Kanawha County; Gwen Lacy, McDowell County; Danielle Lee, Mercer County; Lauren Manning, Wyoming County; Vera Miller, Cabell County; Heather Deluca-Nestor, Monongalia County; Brandon Peters, Raleigh County; Wendy Peters, Raleigh County; John Quesenberry, Raleigh County; and Wayne Spangler, Monroe County. Members Doris Tuckwiller-Wood and Darlene Simmons Kelchak will represent WVEA-Retired. Member Jason Crouch will represent Category II. WVEA President Dale Lee attends as an ex officio member.
The Representative Assembly is the primary legislative and policymaking body of the NEA, the strategic plan and budget, resolutions, the Legislative Program, and other policies. Delegates vote by secret ballot on proposed amendment to the Constitution and Bylaws. Those delegates with full voting rights elect the executive officers, Executive Committee members, and at-large members of the NEA Board of Directors, as appropriate. The NEA-RA consists of nearly 8,000 delegates representing state and local affiliates, student members, retired members, and other segments of the united education profession.