JoAnn Gillmer

Communications Editor

Prior to becoming Communications Editor, JoAnn served as our Local's Recording Secretary.  Working most of her 20+ year city career in exempt (non represented, non management) classifications, where union membership is not an option, taught JoAnn to value the power of collective bargaining.  She loves having the opportunity to contribute to ensuring that the union will be there for future employees.  Besides her roles in Local 189, JoAnn is Regional District 1 Vice President for Oregon AFSCME Council 75, where her committee assignements include the Training, Scholarship, Convention, and Policical Action committees.  She also represents our Local as a delegate to the Northwest Oregon Labor Council (AFL-CIO) where she serves as a Reading Clerk.  She's an unrelenting proponent of gender justice, fiercely determined to see the Equal Rights Amendment finally become law during her lifetime.