GEO Officer Elections
April 3rd, 2023
Below is a message from GEO’s Elections Committee Chair, Shravan Patankar:
GEO will be holding its election for the upcoming 23-24 Steering Committee during the week of April 10th. From now until kickoff meeting on April 10, starting at 5:30 pm and hosted on Zoom, candidate nominations will be accepted using the following form (names of those who nominate will not be shared unless asked):
(If you’d like to nominate multiple people, you can do so by filling out the form multiple times.)
On the night of April 10, we will kickoff the election with a remote Zoom townhall where candidates can give short speeches and answer potential questions. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor. Afterwards, voting will be open through in-person drop boxes or remote/online voting on April 11 and 12. In-person voting locations will be announced closer to the election. At the end of this email are the offices open to election as well as a short description of the office.
Election results will be first announced at a Membership Meeting on April 13th, to also celebrate the 16th anniversary of GEO’s existence. This meeting will start at 6 pm and will be hosted at Gallery 400. The agenda for this membershio meeting is here. Food and drinks will be provided to celebrate our anniversary and the successful election.
–Co-President (2 positions): Responsibilities include chairing Steering Committee meetings, working as a liaison to the committees, and being a spokesperson of GEO.
–Communications Chair: Responsibilities include facilitating Communications Committee meetings, and helping to create and maintain GEO’s messaging and online presence.
–Treasurer: Responsibilities include keeping track of all union finances, maintaining budget, and serving as chair for the budget committee.
–Grievance Chair: Includes evaluating potential grievances, interviewing grievants and investigating grievances, and working with Stewards Council members to help resolves grievances.
–Secretary: Includes keeping records of meetings, creating and maintaining files of agendas and minutes, and attending Steering Committee meetings.
–Outreach Chair: Includes doing outreach to campus unions and groups and the larger community.
–Organizing Chair: Includes working with Stewards to build membership, organize around member issues, and run contract and issue campaigns.
–Chief Steward: Includes working with Stewards to help facilitate communication about contractual rights, build membership, and organize around issues.