Executive Council (EC) Elections
2022-2023 EC NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN! Learn more and Submit your Nominees here!
Officers are elected annually in Spring term. Executive Council officer terms currently run for one year beginning July 1. Any member with at least 3 months’ membership in good standing in the union is eligible to hold office. Any member may nominate themselves or any other member for office. Nominations will be accepted April 13 – April 27 via online submission, at the (all-remote) 2022 General Membership Meeting on April 20, 2022, or in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org before 8PM on April 27. Elections will be electronic, distributed via email, and open from May 1 – May 15, 2022
The Executive Council
The CGE EC is the elected body that is entrusted to carry out the business of the union as dictated by the members. All EC members are expected to attend and participate in regular EC meetings (weekly during the academic year, less frequently during breaks), check in and respond over email when decisions need to be made that way, and participate in all the regular business that keeps the union running. This includes participating in quarterly membership drives, helping deliver short orientations to all incoming graduate students at the beginning of the academic year, attending AFT-Oregon Convention in April, and attending the annual planning retreat in the summer. The EC works directly with CGE’s Staff Organizer and Operations Support to ensure that the daily tasks that keep the union going are completed. The time commitment varies over the year and by officer position, but in general, EC members should anticipate spending several hours a week on CGE related activities. For more information on specific officer responsibilities, see here.