IFPTE 61st Convention Delegate Election

This is an official notice of the election of the Local 21 delegates to our International Union’s 2024 Convention.

The 61st Convention of the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers is scheduled for July 8-11, 2024. Per the IFPTE Local 21 bylaws the 10-person delegation will be made up of the five Executive Committee officers recently elected by the general membership and the 5 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 shall also submit a 75-word support statement. The digital form must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 20, 2024.  These statements will be mailed out with the ballots.

The election will be overseen by the Convention Election Committee, made up of Bianca Polovina, President; Frances Hsieh, VP of Legislative & Political Action; Julian Ware, VP of Oakland.

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 breakdown is as follows: 


Allocation for 2024 IU Convention Delegates


Delegate Allocation

San Francisco1
East Bay1
South Bay1


A secret ballot will be mailed to each eligible member in good standing at their last known mailing address by May 21, 2024 and must be returned to the Local 21 office in San Francisco by 5:00 p.m. on June 10, 2024. Members will cast a vote for the delegate(s) running in their region [only]. Ballots will be counted in the Local 21 office on June 11th. 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.

No lost time wages will be paid; this means attendees must take their own paid time off for the entire convention. Delegates must attend mandatory meetings prior to Convention, which may be scheduled during evening or weekend hours. At Convention, 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: electioncommittee@ifpte21.org

In Solidarity,

IFPTE Local 21



*Regions Are As Listed Below 

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; Dublin San Ramon Services District, East Bay MUD; City of Hayward; Port of Oakland; City of Richmond; City of Richmond Executives, San Leandro City Employees Association; Solano County; Solano Mid-Management Professionals; Solano County SHAPE, 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; Municipal Architects; Planners & Environmental Specialists; Professional Engineers; Purchasers; Rehabilitation Professionals & Physicians Assistants; Sign Division; Technical Engineers (16 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 (AEA); City Association of Management Personnel (CAMP); City of Cupertino; City of East 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).