NFFE Recognizes 2010’s Best Organizers with Trips to Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.


Locals throughout the National Federation of Federal Employees put a great deal of effort into increasing Local awareness and building membership in 2010. After a successful reception honoring 2009’s best organizers, NFFE National decided to once again reward a handful of Locals with a free trip to Washington, D.C. for Legislative Conference. To honor their hard work, the NFFE National Office has chosen to recognize the five Locals which increased their membership density the most in 2010.

“Last year’s Lobby Week trips were a tremendous success,” said National Organizing Coordinator Cassie Kerner. “We are thrilled to recognize a new group of Locals for their recruiting efforts and results, and to bring them to Washington, D.C., where they can share their success stories and learn from their fellow union members.”

One member from each of the winning Locals will travel to our nation’s Capital this May, to participate in NFFE-IAM’s annual Legislative Conference. The travelers will have the opportunity to listen to a number of inspiring speakers throughout the week, network with their NFFE-IAM brothers and sisters, and lobby their elected representatives on the issues impacting their respective Locals and their fellow union members. The National Office will pay for each representative’s travel expenses, lodging, and per diem for the week.

This year’s trip winners come from a variety of agencies and parts of the country. They are: Local 405: St. Louis, MO, Army Corps of Engineers; Local 1642: Arlington, VA, General Services Administration; Local 1840: Puxico, MO, Forest Service, Job Corps; Local 1904: New Orleans, LA, Department of Veterans Affairs; Local 1953: Shreveport, LA, Barksdale Air Force Base.

“So many of our NFFE Locals are standing up and renewing their commitment to membership building, and all of their efforts are noted and appreciated,” said NFFE National President William R. Dougan. “But these folks really accepted the challenge to build up their Locals, and made significant progress in increasing their membership last year.”

Congratulations to this year’s trip winners, and thank you to each and every one of you for your ongoing efforts to grow your Locals.

If you would like assistance in building membership at your Local in 2011, please contact your Organizing Coordinator. Detailed contact information can be found on the Organizing Central page on our website at: Or, see map below.

Western Region (Purple) Eastern Region (Blue)

Cassie Kerner
(703) 303-2047

Brittany Paull
(202) 216-4425