2018 WAC/CMCA Conference

2018 WAC/CMCA Conference!

At the OCSEA Women and Minority Affairs (WAC/CMCA) Conference this weekend, May 18-20, activists will come together to take on the issues facing public employees in the workplace. There will be particular emphasis on unifying around national attacks against workers’ unions and the impact that the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision on the case, Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, could have on public employees, particularly women and minorities.

Attendees will gather at the Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio. They will hear from powerful speakers who support public employees' rights to form unions, one of the last defenses we have to protect public services and the rights of women and minorities on the job. Speakers will include candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor, Richard Cordray and Betty Sutton. See the tentative agenda.

This year’s conference theme is: The Dream Continues with Us.

The Committees will also hold a canned food drive during the event to distribute to a local food pantry.


May 18-20, 2018
Sawmill Creek Resort
400 Sawmill Creek Dr., W, Huron, OH 44839

Download official Conference Call

SOLD OUT Room reservations should be made through Sawmill Creek Resort by calling (419) 433-3800. Mention code "Ohio Civil Service Employees Association" to receive the group rate. 

Overflow hotels:

  • SOLD OUT Quality Inn Huron, 2119 W. Cleveland Rd., Huron, OH. Phone: (419) 433-5359
  • Comfort Inn River's Edge, 132 Main St., Huron, OH. Phone (419) 433-8000.
  • Motel 6, 601 Rye Beach Rd., Huron, OH 800-326-9611
  • Hospitality Night

    Join attendees on Friday evening for hospitality night sponsored by both the WAC/CMCA Committees.

    Canned Food Drive

    The WAC and CMCA Committees ask that all attendees bring a canned good to the event to be donated to the local food pantry. Download flier.


    Click HERE for the registration form.

    The registration fee is $110.00 and the deadline to register is May 10, 2018.  Registrations will NOT be accepted without payment. No refunds will be given after the registration deadline.  If you already have an OCSEA member ID badge, please bring it with you. Attendees who do not have an OCSEA member ID badge will get one at the conference.  

    Meals are included in the price of registration for all attendees. Please note: Attendees may purchase additional meal tickets for guests; however, they must be purchased in advance. Child meal tickets MUST be purchased as well. See below for extra meal ticket pricing. No meal tickets will be sold at the conference (no exceptions!) Attendees should indicate on the registration form if the require a vegetarian meal.

    Extra meal ticket prices (purchase in advance during registration):

    Saturday Lunch: $24.00

    Saturday Dinner: $27.00

    Sunday Breakfast: $17.00

    Child Meal Costs: $7.00 


    WAC/CMCA 2018 FINAL Agenda (PDF)

    May 18

    5:30 – 7:30 pm Early Registration – Lobby Area, 1st Floor
    7:30 – 9:30 pm WAC/CMCA Welcome Reception – Pontiac Room, 2nd Floor

    May 19

    8:00 am – 11:00 am Registration – Falls Overlook, 2nd Floor
    9:30 am – 11:30 am General Session – Iroquois Nation, 2nd Floor
    11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch – Iroquois Nation, 2nd Floor
    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Session 1 – “It All Starts with a Dream”
    2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Session Break
    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Session 2  - Janus vs. AFSMCE/Panel Discussion
    3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Vendor Shopping – Falls Overlook, 2nd Floor
    6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception before dinner – Falls Overlook, 2nd Floor
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Dinner – Iroquois Nation, 2nd Floor
    8:30 pm – 10:30 pm District 3 Hospitality – The Granary (outside Resort close to shops)

    May 20

    8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast – Iroquois Nation, 2nd Floor
    9:00 am – 11:00 am General Session – Iroquois Nation, 2nd Floor


    Any questions regarding registration please email Gina Ison at gison@ocsea.org or Angela Harrington at aharrington@ocsea.org