The MTA Annual is a meeting of delegates from locals around the state. Members come together over a weekend in Boston to vote on key issues and connect with other delegates.
The next MTA Annual will be held May 1-2 2020. Email the FTA office ASAP you’d like to join us!
Annual Meeting Delegate Duties
According to the MTA Bylaws, ARTICLE IX, DELEGATE MEETINGS, Section 2. Delegates, G. Duties the delegates to the Annual Meeting shall:
- Have jurisdiction over the accreditation of delegates and alternates at the Annual Meeting.
- Adopt the agenda and the rules governing the meetings.
- Elect the President, Vice President, Regional Executive Committee members, the At-Large ESP Executive Committee member, the Statewide Retired Region Executive Committee member, the Board of Directors, the At-Large Director for Ethnic Minority Membership, the At-Large Director for Education Support Professionals, the Statewide Retired District Director(s), and the members of the Candidate Recommendation Committee as is provided in these Bylaws.
- Fill interim vacancies that have occurred in the positions of Vice President, Executive Committee members, Board of Directors, in accordance with Article VII, Sections 2F, 3E, and 4E.
- Adopt the annual budget of the Association.
- Establish the level of annual dues.
- Amend the Bylaws of the Association.
- Act on new business items brought before it.
- Enact all other such measures as may be necessary to achieve the goals and objectives of the Association which are not in conflict with the Bylaws.
- Exercise final authority in all matters of the Association, except as otherwise provided in these Bylaws or by statute.
MTA delegates to the Annual Meeting are elected within each local. If you want to nominate yourself to be a delegate from your local to the MTA Annual Meeting in May, we recommend that you send an email to your local president and vice president in January notifying them that you are doing so. Each local then runs its own election, usually in late March. If there are fewer candidates than seats, all candidates are selected, and no election is held. Keep in touch with your local leadership about this important opportunity to participate in MTA governance.