Thursday, August 17, 2017, marked the Kickoff of the 2017-2018 school year in Region 12. The event’s presenters included Rep. Norine Hammond (R-93), Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-100), Tom Tully – IEA Secretary/Treasurer, Nicole Wills – IEA Government Relations, Sherrie Burton – IMRF Services Analyst, Meredith Byers – IEA Early Career and Student Director, Josh Miller – NEA Benefits, Ashley Stair – Illinois Educators Credit Union, and local leaders. Topics covered included legislative issues, school funding, investing, pensions, PERA, and organizing. The day’s events ended with dinner at Los Charros. Thank you to all those who attended and presented!