The 2021 North Dakota United Delegate Assembly will be conducted virtually on April 17, 2021. While this is not ideal, it does give us the opportunity to have at least one delegate from each local participate. If so, we could have over 200 participants in this year’s Delegate Assembly!

Each local should have already received an email from President Archuleta with specific information. Each local is guaranteed at least one representative. Larger locals are allowed one per 50 members. Please complete and return the Delegate Report Form included in that email ASAP, but not later than April 9.

On April 12 and 14, we plan to conduct pre-DA Zoom meetings that will cover the same topics so delegates may attend the meeting that works best with their schedule. The meetings will cover the proposed budget and any other items we may need to discuss in more detail.

The proposed budget will be sent well in advance of the meeting so that all delegates have time to read it and develop questions.

The Delegate Assembly will be convened via Zoom on Saturday, April 17, at 9:00 a.m. to conduct our annual business meeting, including the election of NDU Board of Directors for the following positions: ESP Director, Higher Ed Director Four-Year Institution, K-12 Director from District with Greater than 600 Students, Northeast Region Director, Northwest Region Director, and one NEA RA Delegate.

The deadline for election petitions passed with several NDU Board positions receiving no petitions. There is a process for this situation in the NDU Bylaws that allows for nominations from the floor of the Delegate Assembly. If you are qualified and interested, or know of someone who is interested in serving on the NDU Board of Directors, these are the open positions:

  • Ethnic Minority Director
  • Higher Ed Director Two-Year Institution
  • Higher Ed Support Professional Director
  • K-12 Director from District with Less than 600 Students
  • Public Employee Director
  • Southeast Region Director
  • Southwest Region Director

The NEA Representative Assembly will be held virtually again in July 2021, and we have several delegate positions open that can also be nominated from the floor.

Questions? Please contact Kathy Gourlay at or 701-223-0450.