2024 WEA RA

The 2024 WEA RA will be in Spokane, WA.  

April 11 - 13, 2024

It will be great to be in person again!! 

The 2024 WEA RA is tentatively scheduled for the following dates.

  • Session 1: April 11, Thursday 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Session 2: April 12, Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Lunch Recess: 12:00 pm – 1:30 PM
  • Session 3: April 12, Friday 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    • Dinner Recess: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Session 4: April 12, Friday 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Session 5: April 13, Saturday 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    • Lunch Recess: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Session 6: April 13, Saturday 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Dinner Recess: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Session 7: April 13, Saturday 6:30 PM – TBD PM

Delegate Registrations are due by 4 PM February 16, 2024.

2023-24 Local President Timeline **This link will be updated soon.

WEA RA Forms and Procedures / Submitting Proposals to RA

The 2024 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 Tuesday, February 20, and run through midnight on Wednesday, March 06, 2024

Lodging information and links will be posted here early 2024.

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

 DoubleTree City Center
322 North Spokane Falls Court; Spokane, WA 99201 (a Hilton property)
$164 + 12.1% tax and $4 TPA per night for single or double occupancy room 
$22.00 per night for overnight self-parking
Airport shuttle: Not available at this time.
Davenport Grand Hotel
333 West Spokane Falls Blvd.; Spokane, WA 99201 (a Marriott property)
$185 + 12% tax and $4 TPA per night for single or double occupancy room
$17.00 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 2024 WEA RA will be an election year for the NEA Board position.

WEA Elections Page  **This link will go live when our WEA Elections page is updated.

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