Local 521 Executive Board

Special Election of CEO & Bylaws
Meet Riko Mendez, SEIU 521 Chief Elected Officer (CEO). SEIU Local 521 members also overwhelmingly ratified amendments to our Localwide Bylaws.
Click here for details.

 

521 Officers, Full Executive Board
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Report from the CEO – Aug. 23, 2016: Changes in Staffing (PDF)

Former CEO Kristy Sermersheim Comes Out Of Retirement
SEIU Local 521 Executive Board has elected Kristy Sermersheim to be Interim Chief Elected Officer of the union, following the departure of Luisa Blue who now serves as SEIU International Executive Vice President.

On June 25, 2016, two new Executive Board Officers were sworn in: Mullissa Willette, Secretary,  and Kristy Sermersheim, Interim Chief Elected Officer. Kristy will replace Luisa Blue until a new CEO is elected.


SEIU California Board Report

Click here to download the report, June 14, 2016 (PDF).


Executive Board

Executive Board Meeting Reports, Budgets & Actions

521 Localwide Bylaws – Updated January 14, 2016 (PDF)

Contact the 521 Executive Board

SEIU 521 Dues (PDF)

How to conduct union elections – from the U.S. Department of Labor


2017 Executive Board Meeting Calendar

Full Executive Board Meetings
Meets quarterly. 

  • March 25-26, Saturday 9:30 a.m. – Sunday, 1 p.m. – SEIU 521 Fresno Office
  • June 24-25, Saturday 9:30 a.m. – Sunday, 1 p.m. – SEIU 521 Fresno Office
  • September 23-24, Saturday 9:30 a.m. – Sunday, 1 p.m. – SEIU 521 Fresno Office
  • December 2-3, Saturday 9:30 a.m. – Sunday, 1 p.m. – Video-Conferencing

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Executive Board Minutes are posted on the website after the Executive Board has approved them at its next scheduled Meeting (in March, June, September, or December). Click here for 2016 reports.

Officers’ Meetings
Meetings via video/teleconference at the Bakersfield, Fresno, Salinas, San Jose and Visalia offices on the 4th Tuesday of the month, 5:30 p.m.: dinner, 6 p.m.: meeting. Officers will not meet in months when the Full Executive Board meets, and will not meet in November due to Thanksgiving.

  • January 24, 2017
  • February 28, 2017
  • April 25, 2017
  • May 23, 2017
  • July 25, 2017
  • August 22, 2017
  • October 24, 2017

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Officers’ Meeting Minutes are posted on the website after the Officers’ have approved them at their next scheduled Meeting (in January, February, April, May, July, August, or October). Click here for 2016 reports.

Budget & Finance Committee Meetings
Via video/teleconference at the Bakersfield, Fresno, Salinas, San Jose and Visalia offices, on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 5:30 p.m.: dinner; 6 p.m.: meeting. No meeting in December.

  • Meeting in January is rescheduled to January 19.
  • February 15, 2017
  • March 15, 2017
  • April 19, 2017
  • May 17, 2017
  • June 21, 2017
  • July 19, 2017
  • August 16, 2017
  • September 20, 2017
  • October 18, 2017
  • November 15, 2017

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The Budget & Finance Meeting Minutes are posted on the website after both the Budget & Finance Committee and either the Executive Board or Officers have approved them in the following month. Click here for 2016 reports.

Executive Board Reports

Regional Meetings
Region 1: San Mateo & Santa Clara counties
Region 2: Monterey, San Benito & Santa Cruz counties
Region 3: Alpine, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Stanislaus & Tuolumne counties
Region 4: Madera & Fresno counties
Region 5: Inyo, Kern, Kings & Tulare counties
Region 6: Home Care in Santa Clara & San Mateo

Caucuses and Committees Meetings

 

Archive

SEIU 521 Localwide Elections
The results are in for the elections for our Localwide Officers, Executive Delegates, and Trustees for the 2016–2019 term of office, and to amend the Local 521 Bylaws!
Click here for the election results.

SEIU 521 Convention: Union of Leaders

SEIU 521 Convention 2014Nearly a hundred delegates across SEIU Local 521’s vast region convened in San Jose for a 3-day convention from August 1 to August 3 to assess the state of our Union and chart its future.

The 2014 Convention program included our Community First message and delegates watched the following movie: What does Community First mean?

SEIU Local 521 Officers with Mary Kay Henry

SEIU Local 521 Officers with Mary Kay Henry, SEIU International President

Elected board for 2013-2016:
Executive Board Members Booklet 2013-2016 (PDF)

521’s birthday and Kristy’s retirement
This year’s birthday party for SEIU Local 521 on May 21 also gave members an opportunity to send former 521 Chief Elected Officer Kristy Sermersheim off to a happy retirement. Check out the photos!

New SEIU Local 521 Executive Board takes oath of office

2013-2016 New Executive Board listens to Mary Kay HenryThe newly elected SEIU Local 521 Executive Board was installed March 2 – with SEIU President Mary Kay Henry leading the member leaders through their oath of office.

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SEIU 521 members elect Executive Board for 2013-2016

Member leaders pose for a photo on Jan. 23 after being elected to various posts.More than 2,000 members participated in the localwide election of the second 521 Executive Board. Votes were counted on Jan. 23, 2013 in our San Jose office and broadcasted live via video conference to the Bakersfield, Fresno, Salinas and Visalia offices. The new Executive Board was installed on March 2, 2013.

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