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CSEA Member of the Year Award program

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.


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.


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

Video: Nominate a CSEA Member of the Year

Learn more about CSEA’s Member of the Year Award. Find out what it means to the recipients, why it matters to CSEA and how you can nominate someone to receive this distinguished honor.

"People need to be validated for the work they do," says Lee Anne Gaxiola, 2015 Member of the Year. "You can be as humble as you want, but it certainly feels good and people need that recognition."

Member of the Year

2019 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. Watch their video profiles.