“Adapt and Overcome”: District Council 86 hosts outdoor delegate assembly
As we continue to navigate the new normal in a world altered by COVID-19, we are finding innovative ways to push the labor movement forward and conduct the business of our union.
AFSCME District Council 86, which represents nearly 5,000 workers in north-central Pennsylvania, held its delegate assembly outdoors for the first time ever on July 25. Chairs were placed seven feet apart on the lawn, and attendees wore masks when voting indoors.
Delegates voted for political endorsements and District Council officers, and they honored three retiring Board members for their years of service.
“We had to adapt and overcome,” District Council 86 Director Zollie Rayner said.
“We wanted to ensure the democratic process moved forward for the members and everybody could come and vote.”
Jimmy Dellomo (Local 2674, City of Williamsport), Dawn Roland (Local 1513, Danville State Hospital), and Rich Heimer (Local 2360, Lock Haven University) received plaques thanking them for their service as they enter retirement.
Congratulations to the newly elected officers of District Council 86: President Shawn Makar (Local 2361, Bloomsburg University); Vice President Heidi Diem (Local 166, Selinsgrove Center); Recording Secretary Jessica Huffman (Local 2596, Lycoming County Clerical); Treasurer Don Aungst (Local 2118, Clinton County Trades & Labor); Executive Board Members Keith Segraves (Local 2674, City of Williamsport), Logan Billig (Local 1513, Danville State Hospital), and Michael House (Local 2604, Tech. Services – District 3); and Trustee Margaret Bitler (Local 3330, SCI Coal Township & Muncy).