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NEOEA Overview
NEOEA Positive Image Award Application
NEOEA Public Relations Mini-Grants Application
NEOEA Community Involvement Grants
NEOEA Friend of Education Award
NEOEA Green School Award
NEOEA Ohio Association of Special Needs Professionals (OASNP) Scholarship
NEOEA Leadership Summit – Understanding and Exploring Leadership Fatigue
NEOEA ESP Virtual Conference – February 4, 2023
NEOEA Communications Contest Application
NEOEA Nomination Form/ Letter of Intent
NEOEA Committee Volunteer form

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  • Founded in 1869.
  • Almost 29,000 members – 184 local associations including public schools, county boards of developmental disabilities, educational service centers, career centers, colleges, and universities.
  • Comprising the eleven counties in northeastern Ohio, NEOEA’s territory is similar in size to the state of Connecticut.
  • Committee structure – 11, with an addition of three organizing committees.
  • Host and organize various professional development activities.
  • NEOEA Day is an annual event every fall.
  • Sponsor Negotiations Conference, Megaconference, and Summer Leadership Conference.
  • Support OEA Member Lobby Days, host Legislative Receptions, and sponsor a Leadership Summit.
  • Provide grants, awards, and scholarships to members and locals.
  • Coordinate member discount programs.


President Melanie Hameed
President-elect Sue Messinger
Past President Rob McFee
Recording Secretary Suzie Neff



Executive Director Mary Alice Conkey
Executive Assistant Linda Grunden