The International is equally thoughtful as it is insightful when it comes to your future and the future of the IBEW. So what does it say about the IBEW 697 that the International has chosen another member of the team to join their leadership ranks? Moreover, what does it say about the individual chosen? Volumes, Thats what it says!

Personally, I don’t think they could have chosen anyone better. While I will selfishly miss the day-to-day collaboration, friendship and insight, I also know and recognize how lucky are we to have another Local 697 member in a leadership positions with the International and how lucky the International is in selecting Joree.

Joree, - You are going to be fantastic in your new roll. And like you did here at Local 697, I know you will you continue to make a stand for the better aspects of our nature, continue leading and continue making a difference in all our lives. We can’t wait to see you grow and move further up the leadership ranks in the future.

As exciting as that news is, equally exciting is the fact that Phil Hernandez has been selected to finish out Joree’s term as Business Manager. Congratulations Phil on your new position! I am certain that you will bring the same energy, insight, creativity and far sightedness that you have as a Trustee to you new roll as Business Manager.