MEA Representative Assembly

The MEA holds an annual Representative Assembly (RA) in May. MEA’s RA is the largest democratic body of the association, made up of educators elected by their local associations to represent their district. The MEA RA delegates set the course of work for the Association in the upcoming school year, discuss and take positions on key education issues, and elect new leadership. Being a delegate at the MEA RA allows educators to have a greater voice in their work and in the profession as a whole.

As a member of the Maine Education Association, you are eligible to have a voice. Proposed additions, deletions, or changes in wording to the Constitution, Bylaws, or Standing Rules are welcome from MEA committees, local Associations and/or individual members. If you have proposed changes or new ideas, please let your voice be heard!

The MEA Representative Assembly (RA) comprises elected local association delegates from across the state and serves as the Association’s highest governing body. At its annual meeting the delegates attending the RA will determine MEA’s policies, programs, and budget for the following year. They will vote on proposed language to MEA’s Resolutions, Constitution, Bylaws, and Standing Rules; proposed New Business Items, and vote on a Strategic Budget.

In the weeks preceding the RA, MEA publishes proposed changes to Resolutions, New Business Items, Constitution, Bylaws, and Standing Rule changes in the Maine Educator.

MEA also conducts Pre-RA Overview Meetings (PROM) around the state and/or virtual to discuss items that will be on the RA agenda. Information and registration for PROM meetings will be available in the spring.

To participate in debate and to vote on decisions, become a delegate representing your local association. See MEA Elections for information and to request forms.


Each year, during the MEA RA, the Association honors its members, and members of the community who are committed to excellence in education. The MEA recognizes educators and members of the community with a series of awards to highlight the positive work done in the name of advocating for our public schools. To see the recent winners, or to nominate someone for an MEA award, visit our awards page.