A special election is being held for Regional Director Seats for Region 11 and Retiree West on the OPEA Board of Directors. The candidate filing deadline is August 31 at 5:00 p.m. with the election to be held in September.
The term of office is January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2017. Candidates must have been an OPEA member for at least one year and live in the designated region. Region 11 in the southeast part of the state and is comprised of Choctaw, Latimer, LeFlore, McCurtain, Pittsburg, and Pushmataha counties. The Retiree West Region comprises of counties west of I35, with the exceptions of Logan, Cleveland, and Garvin.
The board meets in Oklahoma City approximately eight times during the year on Saturdays. In addition, Board members must attend OPEA statewide events, such as convention and OPEA Day at the Capitol. Expenses are reimbursed by the association. Regional directors also work with staff to oversee and develop activities in the region. If you have any questions, email Trish Frazier or call her at 405-524-6764 or 800-880-6732.