On March 19, Ben Franklin Jr., F Unit member and President of the Monterey County Chapter Board resigned as a result of a promotion into a management position within DSES. Mr. Franklin presided as the President for this Chapter Board for more than five years through difficult economic times. The Board and members of SEIU 521 in Monterey County congratulates Mr. Franklin in his promotion and wishes him well in his new leadership position within the county.
As such, the Board has made interim appointments for Officer positions within the Board in accordance with our Bylaws. With the President’s resignation and the vacancy of the Vice President seat, our new Interim President is Julie Filice, J Unit Chapter Board member from Public Works. The Board also discussed, nominated and appointed interim Officers for the remainder of this term (ends January 2015). Our interim Vice President is Patricia Butcher, F unit Chapter Board member and Chief Steward from Natividad Medical Center and our interim Secretary is Nick Diaz, J unit Chapter Board member from Natividad Medical Center.
The Board will be swearing in new Board of Directors to the Chapter Board at the next meeting, who submitted qualified nominating petitions in accordance with the Bylaws.