3031 W. Grand Blvd, Suite 415
Detroit, MI 48202
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Association Executive
Lorenzo A. Blount

Deputy Association Executive
Patricia Peña

Administrative Assistant
Shemika Jamison
"Working for Better
Government through Better

GAA Fact Sheet



    David W. Skillman,  Association Executive
    Patricia Peña, Deputy Association Executive
    Shemika Jamison, Administrative Assistant


    500 Plus members

    Fiscal Year   
    January 1; annual budget adopted by the Executive Board at their November meeting and the
    membership at the December membership


    $20.00 per pay period, $20 one-time initiation fee


    GAAzette (triennially)


    GAA Member of the Year (for job dedication, employment recognition notable
    accomplishments and significant contributions to the general membership.  Any active
    member may nominate another member who has been a member in good standing for one
    year.  Nomination forms are distributed in October of each year.

    Years of Service presented to those who have actively participated in  GAA leadership role
    as an Officer, Executive Board member or Area Representative.


    Area Representatives are appointed to provide, as much as possible, geographical
    coverage.  They represent members at initial grievance stages and generally serve as a
    liaison with the Association. Collectively, they act as the Association Grievance Screening
    Committee.   The number of Area Representatives is governed by various Collective
    Bargaining Agreements.

    Committees (standing)
    Audit - annually inspects books and records
    Budget-prepares and submits annual budget
    Political Education-determines allocation of contributions to political candidates/causes
    Social-conducts various activities through assistance of sub-committees
    Nominating-submits names of candidates for GAA offices
    Elections-supervises and conducts elections


    The GAA Constitution specifies an Association-wide election of President, Secretary, and
    Treasurer in the Fall of every even numbered year for a two year term commencing the
    following January 1st.  In addition, to these officers, the Executive Board which is the
    Association's governing body, is composed of one representative from each Chapter for
    each 40 Chapter members.  These representatives are elected in accordance with their
    respective Chapter By-Laws and also serve a two-year term.  Each of the GAA chapters
    elects officers and members of their Board of Directors.  Election for the General Fund,
    Mental Health Authority and the Wayne County Airport Authority are in odd-numbered years
    and all other chapters are elected in even-numbered years in order to maintain continuity.  
    WCPNC holds elections each year with the President, 2nd Vice-President and 2 Directors at
    Large at the Health Department in even-numbered years and the 1st Vice President,
    Secretary, Director at Large-Jails and Director at Large-Juvenile Detention Facility elected in
    odd-numbered years.


    1.  Airport Authority
    2.  General Fund
    3.  Professional Engineers
    4.  Probate Court Unit
    5.  Third Circuit Court
    6.  36th District Court
    7.  WCPNC (Nurses)
    8.  Mental Health Authority
    9.  Correctional Medical Unit-Wellpath

    See the appropriate contract for the exact classification represented in each chapter.