Region 8 Spring Meeting

March 24, 2022 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please RSVP on or before Friday, March 18.


The conversation begins with the pre-region meeting workshop from 5:30-6:15 p.m.

In order to be an effective legislator, elected officials rely on constituent input. Ongoing communication is key for public representatives to know and understand how voters feel about particular issues.

As a school board member, your responsibility in communicating with members of the legislature and with your community members is especially important. No one can share your district vision or explain the impact of decisions at the local level better than those on the front lines.

In this session, the OSSBA team will provide tips on effective advocacy, not only at the state capitol building, but also in your hometowns with community members, business owners, city council, faith leaders and community volunteers.


The region meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. After dinner, attendees will participate in conversations about a variety of proposed legislation and legal hot topics.

Your local legislators have been invited to participate in the meeting. Please take a few minutes to contact them personally and ask them to attend.


OSSBA Region 8 will elect one Director to the OSSBA Board of Directors at the Region 8 Meeting. Scott Abbott is completing a term and is eligible for re-election. Any common education school board member in Region 8 is eligible to be elected to the Director position. A candidate for the position must be nominated by his/her local board of education and seconded by another Region 8 board of education member.

RSVP online below. You must select the pre-region meeting workshop separately if planning to attend both sessions. There is no charge and dinner is included.

The pre-region meeting workshop is eligible for 1 Ethics credit. The region meeting is eligible for 2 Ethics credits.

Have questions about registering online?
Please contact Mong Chia via email with your name, district and email address or call 888.528.3571.

When applicable, OSSBA will communicate the COVID safety protocols and requirements of each region meeting venue. The safety protocols are subject to change in accordance with leadership directives. In all cases, we recognize that masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 and they are encouraged. Masks will be available at check-in.


Indian Capital Technology Center
2403 N. 41st Street East
Muskogee, OK 74403
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