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Help Shape the Future of Your Union: Get Involved With a CEA Committee or Commission

CEA members from around the state gather in Hartford for a committee meeting.

Members’ involvement and input are vitally important to the daily activities of CEA. As a member of a CEA commission or committee, you can share your ideas, work with other members from around the state, and help shape the Association for years to come.

Below is a listing of CEA commissions and committees with which you can participate.  If you are interested in serving, please complete this online form

Most committees and commissions meet approximately 3-10 times per school year, in the evenings, at CEA headquarters in Hartford. If you are appointed to a committee, you will be notified later this month or in September.


  • Commission for Instruction and Professional Development
    Examines educational and professional development issues and develops policies, activities, and materials to assist CEA members.
  • Ethnic Minority Affairs Commission
    Promotes ethnic minority participation in all areas of CEA by mentoring, providing training, encouraging delegate participation, and publishing a Minority Concerns newsletter.
  • Human and Civil Rights Commission
    Proposes policies and activities which support advancing equity.
  • Legislative Commission
    Helps develop CEA’s legislative agenda based on a review of CEA’s issues, positions, and priorities that would improve the quality of education in Connecticut and submits to the CEA Board of Directors.
  • Member Benefits Commission
    Reviews, endorses, and monitors CEA member benefit programs (insurance, credit cards, member discounts).
  • Public Relations Commission
    Works with the Communications Department to develop public relations programs, offers input to the CEA Advisor editor via subcommittee editorial advisory committee, and receives and judges award entries to the CEA awards programs.
  • Retirement Commission
    Monitors the State Teachers’ Retirement System, the State Treasurers’ Investment Advisory Council, legislation concerning retirement issues, and provides CEA’s Retirement Workshops.


  • Constitution Revision Committee
    Reviews the Constitution and Bylaws and submits proposed changes to the CEA Board of Directors.
  • Elections Committee
    Reviews and enforces all CEA election procedures and policies including the certification of candidates.
  • Finance Committee
    Reviews all financial matters relating to CEA’s operation including policies and annual budget development.
  • Membership Training Conference Committee
    Plans, develops, and coordinates events, programs, and leadership training activities for CEA members (e.g., Summer Conference, New Teacher Program).
  • Representative Assembly Planning Committee
    Plans and coordinates all activities relating to the CEA and NEA Representative Assemblies.
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