My name is Gwendolyn Gordon and I work for School District 89 as an Administrative Assistant for the past nineteen years. I am also the chief steward for Maywood- Melrose Park – Broadview school District 89 since 2003. My clerical unit consist of approximately 100-150 members. As chief steward, I have negotiated several contracts for my unit. I have a good rapport with the district’s Administrative Team. I was chosen as one of the team members on the District’s 5- year Strategic Planning committee. We work collaboratively throughout the year to minimize any issues that may occur with my members. It has truly been a rewarding experience for me to be the chief steward in District 89. I am truly honored to be given the opportunity to join the SEIU Executive Board. I believe having this opportunity will broaden my experience which will benefit my SEIU members. Also, I know with the experience that I have thus far, this can only support the SEIU Executive Board by us collaboratively sharing ideas and strategies to improve Local 73. My belief is to make our unit stronger and more efficient. My vision for Local 73 is to be the best team we can be.