IFPTE 60th Convention Delegate Election

This is an official notice of the election of the Local 21 delegates to our International Union’s triennial Convention. Learn more about the International Convention here.

IFPTE Local 21 Delegation

  • Gus Vallejo
  • Janey Chan
  • JR Santos
  • Bianca Polovina
  • Frances Hsieh
  • Olympia Williams
  • Laura Takeshita
  • Rinaldi Wibowo
  • Cheryl Penick
  • Edith Alanis
  • Marc Miyashiro
  • Danny Yeung
  • Michelle Morris
  • Tony Daquipa
  • Krysten Laine
  • Josie Ahrens
  • Chris Toomey
  • Alexa Groenke
  • Michelle Pollard
  • AJ Thomas
  • Julie Kendall



The 60th Convention of the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers is scheduled for August 9 -10th and will be a virtual event. Per the IFPTE Local 21 bylaws the 22-person delegation will be made up of the eleven Executive Committee officers recently elected by the general membership and the 11 delegates to be elected.

Candidates shall submit a form to the Convention Election Committee below. Members in good standing of the union may apply. Candidates may also submit a 75-word support statement. The digital form must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 16. All 75-word statement must be received by June 18th. These statements will be mailed out with the ballots.

IFPTE 60th Convention Candidate Form

The election will be overseen by the Convention Election Committee, made up of Gus Vallejo, President; Frances Hsieh, VP of Legislative & Political Action; Cheryl Penick, VP of East Bay; Olympia Williams, VP At-Large.

Per Article XVI of the Local 21 Bylaws, the elected delegates will be distributed between the five Local 21 regions* (San Francisco, Oakland, East Bay, South Bay, and At- Large) based on regional allocation determined by the Local 21 Convention Election Committee. The committee utilized the April EC Membership Report to provide geographic balance to the union’s delegation. Delegates will also be elected as proxies so that the union can vote with their full strength at the convention. An alternate will be elected from each region in the situation that the delegate cannot attend. The breakdown is as follows:

Allocation for 2021 IU Convention Delegates


Delegate Allocation




San Francisco4 






East Bay3 



South Bay2 







A secret ballot will be mailed to each eligible member in good standing at his/her last known mailing address by no later than June 28, 2021 and must be returned to the Local 21 office in San Francisco by no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 16, 2021. Members will cast a vote for the delegate(s) running in their region [only]. Ballots will be counted in the Local 21 office on July 21st. The candidate(s) who receive the highest number of votes in each region will serve as delegates and proxies to the International Convention. Write-in votes are not permitted. [*To be eligible to vote in this election, you must have a completed membership application on file in the San Francisco union office by 5:00 p.m. on June 16.]

No lost time wages will be paid. Each delegate is charged with the responsibility of attending all general membership sessions, workshops, and special committee meetings as assigned. General delegation meetings and workshops are held daily. While at the convention, delegates are expected to conduct non-convention business before or after the sessions.

If you have any questions or need additional clarification, please contact us here: elections21@ifpte21.org



East Bay: only members in the following chapters are eligible to vote for this office: Alameda County Counsel’s Association; Alameda County Engineers Association; Alameda County Chapter (Public Works & Zone 7); Alameda County Management Engineers (CEMU); Alameda County Public Defenders; Alameda County Social Service Professionals (PACE); Berkeley Schools Administrators; Contra Costa County; Contra Costa Water District; East Bay MUD; City of Hayward; Port of Oakland; City of Richmond; San Leandro City Employees Association; Solano County; Solano Mid-Management Professionals; West Contra Costa School Supervisors Association (17 chapters).

Oakland: only members employed by the City of Oakland are eligible to vote for this office: Oakland Administrative & Professionals; Oakland Attorneys; Oakland Engineers & Architects; Oakland Supervisors & Managers (4 chapters).

San Francisco: only members employed by the City & County of San Francisco are eligible to vote for this office: Accountants & Auditors; Administrative Analysts & Personnel Professionals; Appraisers; At-Large; Chemist & Lab Professionals; Field Operations; Health Care Professionals; Health & Safety Professionals; Info Technology Professionals; Legal Professionals; Municipal Professionals; Planners & Environmental Specialists; Professional Engineers; Purchasers; Rehabilitation Professionals; Sign Division; Technical Engineers (17 chapters).

South Bay: only members in the following chapters are eligible to vote for this office: Association of Maintenance Supervisory Professionals (AMSP); Association of Engineers & Architects; City Association of Management Personnel (CAMP); City of Cupertino; City of Palo Alto Management Employees; Sunnyvale City Employees Association; Santa Clara TAEA; Santa Clara Engineers & Architects; S.C.V.W.D. – Professional Managers Association; S.C.V.W.D. – Engineers Society (10 chapters).

At-Large: only members in the following chapters are eligible to vote for At-Large delegates: SFUSD; Golden Gate Bridge District; Superior Court Professionals; SF Redevelopment Agency; SF Official Court Reporters (5 chapters)