Executive Director Frank Moroney has been chosen by Council 93 members to fill the vacant International Vice President seat for the Northern New England region.
was nominated for the position last month by a unanimous vote of the AFSCME Local 804 Executive Board.
will fill the remainder of a four-year term that will expire in 2016.
A union leader and activist for more than four decades, Moroney
received a congratulatory call yesterday from AFSCME International President Lee Saunders, informing him that he
was unopposed in the election process to fill the vacant position and would be seated on the board immediately.
"I can't think of a better person to represent us on the International Executive Board or a better time to send Frank Moroney to Washington," said Council 93 President Charlie Owen, who also serves as President of Local 804.
"With the recent election of Lee Saunders as International President and the recent appointment of Frank
as our Executive Director, we now have bold new leadership at the International and Council level.
President Owen's colleagues on the Council 93 Executive board share his enthusiasm and his confidence in Executive Director Moroney.
Earlier this month, the board voted unanimously to support Frank
for the International Vice President seat and, in another unanimous vote, approved a three-year extension of his
contract as the Executive Director.
"I am truly honored by the strong support I received and continue to receive from of our Executive Board and our members," said Moroney