The New 2016 Local 500 Executive Board and Vacancies

The SEIU Local 500 Constitution & Bylaws (Article VIII, Section 3.I.), provides that if an office is uncontested, the eligible nominees for such position(s) shall be deemed elected without necessity for further procedures. For this year’s elections of officers, all offices for which nominations were received are uncontested.  Therefore, the candidates listed below, are deemed elected:
Merle A. Cuttitta
Executive Vice President
Ruth Musicante
Crystal Barksdale
Mitchell Tropin
Trustee (2 seats)
Jo-An Detzel
Craig Harrington

Vice Presidents:

K-12 Division, MCPS Paraeducators Chapter (4 seats)
Nathalie Bourdereau
Madelina Monterossa
Sally Murek
Wendy Smith
K-12 Division, MCPS Office Employees Chapter (2 seats)
Judith Mills
Monika C. Roberts
K-12 Division, MCPS Transportation Employees Chapter (2 seats)
Bob Herron
Michael A. White
K-12 Division, MCPS Building Service Employees Chapter (2 seats)
Richard I. Dorsey
Sheila D. Sanford
K-12 Division, MCPS Maintenance Employees Chapter (1 seat)
Anthony Dorsey
K-12 Division, MCPS Food Service Employees Chapter (1 seat)
Leshia Murray
K-12 Division, MCPS Security Employees Chapter (1 seat)
Scott Einhorn
Higher Education Division (3 seats)
Kip Lornell
Nonprofit Division (1 seat)
Marc Cohen
Childcare Division (1 seat)
Fatima Whitmore
There are vacancies in the following Chapters and Divisions:
  • Vice President, Early Learning Division (1 seat, open to those employed at Anne Arundel Head Start or Rosemount Center)
  • Vice President, K-12 Division, MCPS Media & Technology Employees Chapter (1 seat)
  • Vice President, Higher Education Division (2 seats)
  • Vice President, Human Services Division (1 seat, open to those employed at CHI, CMS, or NCC)
The Vice President position serves on the SEIU Local 500 Executive Board.  The Executive Board is a key component of the governance of the local union, and Vice Presidents are involved in political, organizing, and representation activities of the union.
Applicants should be aware that in order to qualify for Vice President positions, you must be a member in good standing of Local 500, as of the date the vacancy is filled by the Executive Board of the Union,  working in a position that falls within the Chapter or Division for which you would like to be Vice President.
In your application to be considered for filling a vacancy, please identify your work location and job, and specify activities you have participated in with the union. Also state why you believe you would make an excellent Vice President if appointed.
Applications must be received no later than June 20, 2016.

Please send your letter of interest in the position to:

Merle A. Cuttitta, President
SEIU Local 500
901 Russell Avenue, Suite 300
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879
For more information call (301) 740-7100
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