2023 WEA RA

The 2023 WEA RA will be in Spokane, WA.  

April 13 - 15, 2023

It will be great to be in person again!! 

The 2023 WEA RA is tentatively scheduled for the following dates.

  • Session 1: April 13, Thursday 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Session 2: April 14, Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Lunch Recess: 12:00 pm – 1:30 PM
  • Session 3: April 14, Friday 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    • Dinner Recess: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Session 4: April 14, Friday 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Session 5: April 15, Saturday 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    • Lunch Recess: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Session 6: April 15, Saturday 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Dinner Recess: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Session 7: April 15, Saturday 6:30 PM – TBD PM

Delegate Registrations are due by 4 PM February 17, 2023.

2022-23 Local President Timeline

WEA RA Forms and Procedures / Submitting Proposals to RA

The 2023 WEA RA will be held in-person and there will not be a virtual option.

Lodging: WEA RA Hotel Reservations will launch at;

8 a.m. on Friday, February 17, and run through midnight on Monday, March 06, 2023

Currently the Grand and the DoubleTree room blocks are full. We are in the process of contracting additional rooms at a third location. Please continue to contact Visit Spokane so we have an accurate number of rooms still needed. Reservations should be made online throught Visit Spokane.  If there are any questions or assistance is needed when booking lodging, call 1-509-744-3342 or email reservations@visitspokane.com. Housing reservation ling: https://mmxreservations.com/fer/#/spokane?pageCode=2023weara

You may also contact WEA Meeting Planner Jill Dahlen via email at jdahlen@washingtonea.org.

This block is full at this time
DoubleTree City Center
322 North Spokane Falls Court; Spokane, WA 99201 (a Hilton property)
$159 + 12.1% tax and $4 TPA per night for single or double occupancy room 
$12.00 per night for overnight self-parking
Airport shuttle: Not available at this time.

This block is full at this time
Davenport Grand Hotel
333 West Spokane Falls Blvd.; Spokane, WA 99201 (a Marriott property)
$179 + 12.1% tax and $4 TPA per night for single or double occupancy room
$25.00 per night for overnight self-parking 
Airport shuttle: Not available at this time.

Nominations & Elections:

RA delegates also elect the WEA President, Vice President and NEA State Board Directors when their varied terms are up as well as At-Large WEA Board Director positions in a Board election year. The 2023 WEA RA will be an election year for the WEA President, Vice President and 1 NEA Board position.

WEA Elections Page

Information about candidates will be posted here after nominations close.

How the Representative Assembly drives WEA


WEA is a member-driven, democratically governed organization and the annual Representative Assembly (RA) is its chief policy making body. Once a year, local associations select more than 1,000 WEA members to gather for RA.

Local associations attending RA hold an election among their membership to select delegates. Each local is allowed to bring one delegate per 60 members or major fraction thereof.

The annual meeting, which has a look and feel similar to a major political convention, provides a forum where WEA members can collaborate, debate and vote. Individual members and local associations submit New Business Items, New Resolutions or Amendments to Continuing Resolutions, Standing Rules, Bylaws, and WEA Constitution, which, when passed, set the organizational priorities for WEA for the coming year. 

RA delegates also elect the WEA President and Vice President every two years and NEA State Board Directors  when their varied terms are up.

If you have questions about RA, please contact WEA Event Planner Jill Dahlen or call 253-765-7088.

WEA Constitution and Bylaws

WEA's core governing principles are spelled out in our constitution, bylaws, and continuing resolutions. These key documents are debated and reviewed annually by the Representative Assembly. Updates on New Business Items also can be found here.

Future WEA Representative Assembly dates set 

  • 2023 - April 13-15 - Spokane Convention Center
  • 2024 - April 11-13 - Spokane Convention Center
  • 2025 - April 24-26 - TBD