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Two PEF Executive Board seats filled


Two vacant seats on the PEF Executive Board were filled during the fourth-quarter special elections.

Following the counting of ballots December 13 by the American Arbitration Association, Debra A. Vercruysse was certified to fill Executive Board Seat 174 that represents certain members at the state Office of Information Technology Services.

Ballots were also counted December 13 to determine who would represent Seat 435. Pennie Grinnell was declared the winner of that race to represent certain members at the state Office of Children and Family Services.

The new board members will serve the remainder of three-year terms that expire July 31, 2021.

First quarter special elections in 2020 began with petitioning in January for nominees to fill:

• Board Seat 85, which represents members at the state University of NY in agency code 28110 (SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse) and 28118 (HSC Syracuse Hospital PR) at SUNY Upstate – Community campus and all titles at agency codes 28550 (SU Environmental Science and Forestry, 28350 (SUNY Technical College at Alfred), 28230 (SUNY College at Oswego), and 28170 (SUNY College at Cortland).

• Board Seat 545, which represents members working in the following political subdivisions of New York state: Albany Housing Authority; Albany County Probation; and Allegany County.

No nominating petitions were submitted in January for Seat 85 or Seat 545. Those seats will be open again for nominations in the second quarter special elections that begin in April.

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