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.
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
521 Localwide Bylaws – Updated January 14, 2016 (PDF)
SEIU 521 Dues (PDF)
2017 Executive Board Meeting Calendar
Full Executive Board Meetings
- 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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
The 2014 Convention program included our Community First message and delegates watched the following movie: What does Community First mean?
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!