Central is divided into 5 areas, with each area having an elected Area Representative. Each area meets 2 times per year to network and discuss issues and challenges. Central also host All Area meetings twice per year.

Central OEA/NEA offers a number of services, programs and grants for it's local affiliates.

  • Growth & Development Grants
  • NEA Small Local Grants
  • Local Participation Award
  • Program/Workshop Grants
  • Local Emergency Grant Program

You can learn more and apply, here.

For the latest information affecting locals, you can visit here.


Central OEA/NEA is pleased to announce the candidacy of Adrienne M. Bowden for OEA Vice President. The election will be held during the OEA Spring Representative Assembly in May 2019. Adrienne has served as an OEA Board of Directors, as past OEA District Leader’s Chair, and currently serves as Central’s President and NEA Director. Adrienne has been active on many national, state, district and local committees.