CSEA Member of the Year Award


2018 Members of the Year


Each year, CSEA honors members who go above and beyond in service to students and CSEA with the Member of the Year award.

The purpose of the Member of the Year Program is to recognize the commitment and dedication of classified employees to the students of California, community involvement, and activism in CSEA. The Awards Committee has completed its judging and is proud to present the 2018 Members of the Year:

Annette Fender
Lead Cook
Konocti Chapter 12, Region 79, Area B

Alan Kramer
Custodian
Scott Valley Chapter 859, Region 51, Area A

Vicki Linta
Child Development Center Lead
Whittier Union High Chapter 42, Region 11, Area G

Krista Smiley
Custodial Supervisor
Glendale Chapter 3, Region 19, Area I

Anne Thatcher
Office Manager II
Ceres Chapter 140, Region 67, Area E

Each of these members will be presented their award at CSEA’s 92nd Annual Conference in Sacramento. A plaque will also be presented to the awardees’ superintendent or designee to be proudly displayed at the district office. 

Additional information, photos and videos of this year's winners will be posted soon.


About the award

The CSEA Member of the Year Program recognizes the commitment and dedication of classified employees to the students of California, community involvement, and activism in CSEA.

Criteria

Nominees must be an active member in good standing. You will be asked to provide job-related skills, examples of outstanding character, community involvement, and to what extent they are active in the chapter. For example, how much do they volunteer to support the activities of the local chapter, etc.

Nominations

The deadline has passed to submit nominations for this year's awards. Nominations were due March 1.


Member of the Year

2017 Member of the Year Videos

Each year, CSEA pays tribute to its Members of the Year with a video profile. These videos capture the essence of how these members go the extra mile to help students succeed and make a positive difference in their school, union and community.

Lisa Montelli

Media Specialist
Saint Helena Chapter 287

Kim Richins

Paraeducator
Simi Valley Chapter 310

Sue Studer

Account Tech
Lucia Mar Chapter 275

Maria Tapia

Librarian
Ocean View Chapter 599

Ron Walker

Transportation
Orland Chapter 456


2017 Members of the Year

Read more about the 2017 MOY recipients.

Honors and Awards


Every year, CSEA members are recognized for their extraordinary contributions to their union and the students they serve.

Member of the Year Award

This award recognizes outstanding members for their commitment and dedication of classified employees to the students of California, community involvement, and activism.

CSEA Life Member and Honor Roll

Life Membership and Honor Roll placement are awarded to CSEA activists in recognition of extraordinary service to CSEA.

Communication Awards

CSEA’s Public Relations Committee recognizes CSEA communicators for their outstanding print and electronic communications.

California Classified Employee of the Year Award

Presented by the California Dept. of Education, this award highlights the efforts of classified employees.

California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year

Presented by the California Community College Board of Governors, this honors outstanding classified employees in community colleges.

Activist of the Year Award

This award recognizes members who vigorously advocate in political activities or specific causes important to the mission and goals of CSEA.

Humanitarian of the Year Award

This award is given to a person who reflects a noble desire to improve the lives of CSEA members and/or the community at large.

The Walter H. Blice Award

This award is given to a CSEA member/political activist in recognition for outstanding political service on behalf of CSEA.

The Victory Club Circle of Stars

This award recognizes the outstanding effort chapters make to increase enrollment in the Victory Club.

Membership Unity Program & Award

This vital program helps chapters increase strength and unity by providing training and motivation for chapter activists participation in crucial chapter activities.