Western District Councils join forces for Education Conference
Members of District Councils 83, 84, and 85, joined forces at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Somerset County for the 2023 Western Education Conference on November 10-12.
The conference began with remarks from Council 13 Executive Director David Henderson, District Council 83 Director Sue McCormick, District Council 84 Director John Galuska, District Council 85 Director Shane Clark, AFSCME Retiree Jeanne Weaver, Council 13 Legislative Director Michael Maguire, and PA State Representative Eric Davanzo.
During the conference, which fell on Veterans Day weekend, those in attendance took the time to honor all who have served in our nation’s armed forces.
Conference participants had the opportunity to take part in several workshops, including “Filling Out Financial Paperwork,” “Officer & Executive Board Roles,” “New Employee Orientation,” “Internal Organizing,” “Building Your Grievance Case,” and “Recruiting Activists & Increasing Local Meeting Attendance.”
Members in attendance also got to enjoy live music performed by AFSCME Local 1771 (Pleasant Ridge Manor) member Jack Campbell and Council 13 Director of IT, Data, and Communications Ryan Bowe.
District Councils 83, 84, and 85, represent more than 25,000+ combined workers in the western half of Pennsylvania. Following this event and the Eastern Education Conference last month, Council 13 sisters and brothers statewide are equipped with tools and knowledge that will empower them to continue growing their local unions.
Thank you to everyone who took part and made these events possible!