2021 AFSCME Council 65 Convention

58th Annual Council 65 Convention

Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth - Downtown

September 23-24, 2021

By action of the Council 65 Executive Board, the regular Annual Meeting of Minnesota and the Dakotas Council 65, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, will be held September 23rd -24th, 2021 at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Duluth, Minnesota.  A welcome banquet for Delegates, Alternates and Guests will be held Thursday, September 23rd beginning at 5:00 pm in the Great Lakes Ballroom with dinner at 6:00 pm.  Registration of delegates will be held Thursday, September 23rd from 3:00 - 5:30 pm and will reopen again Friday, September 24th from 7:00 - 9:30 am.  Convention will call to order at 9:00 am on Friday, September 24th and will continue in session until the business of the meeting is completed. 

CONTACT your local leadership if you are interested in representing your local as an elected delegate at thIS YEAR'S EVENT. YOU MUST BE ELECTED BY YOUR LOCAL TO ATTEND. 


Making of, and payment for, the Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth - Downtown reservations are the responsibility of convention attendees. We have secured a rate of $109.00 for Wednesday and Thursday evening and $159.00 for those who chose to stay for Friday evening.  Reservations can be made by calling 218-722-1202 (be sure to ask for the AFSCME Council 65 block) or online here. Reservations should be made as soon as possible since there is a cut-off date of August 23rd for this rate/group reservation.  


Included in the business to come before the convention will be the election of Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer, each for a two-year term, and one trustee position for a three-year term.  Also included in the business to come before the convention will be the election of fifteen (15) people who will be elected to receive a delegate stipend to attend the 2022 International Convention in Philadelphia, PA July 11th-15th, 2022. Those persons elected to receive the International Convention allowance must become a properly elected delegate to the International Convention from their own local to receive the allowance. Nominations shall take place on Friday, September 24th with voting to be conducted from 12:00 - 1:00 pm the same day.


Any proposed amendment to the Council 65 Constitution must be submitted 45 days (August 10th, 2021) prior to the convention.  Any proposed resolution must be submitted 20 days (September 2nd, 2021) prior to the convention.  Mail any constitutional amendments or resolutions to AFSCME Council 65, 3335 West St. Germain St, Suite 107, St. Cloud, MN 56301.  See enclosed pink form.  The Council Constitution is available on our website, or you may request a copy from our office by calling 218-885-3242 or emailing [email protected].

PDF icon Proposed Resolution Template

 PDF icon Proposed Constitutional Amendment Template


See document below for information regarding the awards that are given out at convention, as well as a nomination form (you can also submit nominations via our website here). Please share with your members and encourage them to nominate someone. Nominations dues by Friday, August 13th, 2021.

PDF icon 2021 Member Awards & Nomination Form


Please consider donating an item or money to be given away as a door prize for attendees during convention. Donations should be submitted to our office by Friday, September 3rd, 2021.  Please contact Cheryl Anderson ([email protected]) in our office with questions. 

Remember our annual fundraisers at the convention for our Al Church Scholarship Fund and our voluntary political fund AFSCME PEOPLE.  In order to help the community we are visiting, we will be collecting unused toiletries for Safe Haven Shelter & Resource Center.  Please bring sample or full-size items with you when you register, and we will deliver to the group. 

PDF icon 2021 Convention Info

If you have any questions, contact your Labor Representative or our Council office at 218-885-3242.


Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

3:00 – 5:30 pm        Registration Open

5:00 – 6:00 pm        Social Hour

6:00 pm                  Welcome Banquet (Awards & Cash Bar)

Friday, September 24th, 2021

7:00 – 8:50 am        Registration

9:00 am                  Convention Call to Order

12:05 pm                 Recess for Lunch/Elections

1:15 pm                  Reconvene

Convention In Session Until Business Is Complete