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Did you know...


....We have elections for Area Shop Stewards every two years?


The 2018-2020 Vice President, Secretary and Area Shop Steward terms are almost here and it's time to consider being an acting member of COBEA!



OCTOBER 2, 2017
by 5pm



Vice President, Secretary, & Stewards 2018-2020 Term


Please send your nomination/s to or inner office to Julie Devoe, City Hall

710 NW Wall St. Bend, OR 97703


Officer Elections - 

Bylaws - 7.01 Method of Nomination

Members who wish to run for positions shall submit their names in writing to the Executive Board at least 15 days prior to the 4th Quarterly meeting – held in October. The positions shall be announced at least 30 days prior to the 4th Quarterly meeting.


The positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer will be elected by the membership as a whole as described in this Article. Association Stewards as specified in Article 6.01 will be elected by the members within each respective location as described in this Article, provided that if only one candidate for representative from a location submits his/her name as a candidate, the President shall appoint that candidate as representative and no election to fill that position will be held.

Shop Stewards Elections


Please send your nomination/s to or inner office to
Julie Devoe at City Hall, 710 NW Wall St. Bend, OR 97703


Finance (1)
(Finance, Utility Billing, Muni Court)


IT / EIPD (1)

CDD (2)
(Permit, Bldg.)


Streets/Garage (2) 
(Streets, Garage, Code Enforcement) 


Utility Dept. - Boyd Acres (2)

WRF (1)
(WRF, Airport)

WFF (1)


At Large / Roaming (4)


For more information about our By-Laws, please contact your current Area Steward or an Officer.  All current Stewards are welcome to continue to serve as your Area Steward. Our By-Laws state that we must hold nominations every two years (Article 6.3) for Stewards.  Steward terms are for two years, beginning on an even numbered year.  Nominations will be announced at the 4th Quarterly Meeting in October.  An election will follow in November and also include the Vice President and Secretary positions for 2018-2020.


6.03 Terms of Office
Officers shall hold office for two (2) year terms beginning on January 1 and shall serve until the election and installation of their successors, unless recalled from office as provided by these Bylaws. The President and Treasurer shall begin service in the odd numbered year and the Vice-President, Secretary, and Association Stewards from locations in even numbered years. The nominations will be announced at the 4th quarterly meeting in October prior to the start of the new two (2) year terms and the election will be held prior to the second week of November.






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