CSEA’s first-ever hybrid conference reunites members
After three long years of waiting, CSEA’s sisters, brothers and siblings enjoyed a warm reunion this week at our 96th Annual Conference. More than 1,800 delegates, guests, visitors and staff attended this year’s event in-person and online for CSEA’s first-ever hybrid conference.
“Look, I am not the leader in this room. I am one of 1,800 leaders in this room,” Association President Matthew “Shane” Dishman said during his State of the Union Address. “We must ask ourselves, ‘how do we want our time, this time, to be remembered in the proud history of CSEA?’ Let us leave a legacy of positivity, of leadership for our members and not ourselves.”
Over four days, delegates took part in the business of our union by bidding farewell to outgoing Board Members and welcoming new officers, who were installed at the conclusion of conference. Delegates also voted on two resolutions and approved CSEA’s budgets for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.
CSEA members showed their generosity by digging deep into their hearts and wallets, raising more than $111,000 for the Dorothy Bjork Assistance Fund. This included more than $96,000 from the Humanitarian Fund Pass the Bucket alone and over $14,000 in raffle ticket sales throughout the week.
Members who have gone above and beyond in service to their staff, families and, above all else, students were applauded for their efforts during award presentations, including Member of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year, Activist of the Year, Unity Award and more.
A variety of informative trainings and presentations were given, and Ed Days are still available to view on demand for all members.
This was a conference for the books and the most historic and BEST one yet! For extensive news coverage, click on the daily highlights below.
Be sure to save the date for next year’s conference, scheduled for July 23-28 in Reno, Nevada.