|NAEOP's annual conference for 2008 was held July 7-11 in Broomfield, Colorado. This is a picture of Echo Lake.|
|The opening session includes a flag ceremony with Presidents of each association carrying their state flag. Each state wears colors chosen by their members to represent their state. Nebraska members have chosen to wear navy blue and gold, our state flag colors. In this picture, NEOPA's President, Becky Hastings, CEOE, presents the Nebraska flag.|
Dr. Z B Mayo, Interim Associate Dean and Interim Associate Director of the Agricultural Research Division at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was named the 2008 Educational Administrator of the Year. This was the second year in a row that this award has gone to a Nebraska Educational Admistrator. Here Dr. Mayo is shown with Lola Young, CEOE, at the Awards Luncheon.
|NAEOP issues a number of national awards for newsletters, membership growth, and websites. This year, NEOPA was awarded first place for our website; LPSAOP, the Lincoln Public Schools Association for Office Professionals, won second place for their website; LPSAOP, the Lincoln Public Schools Association for Office Professionals, won first place for their newsletter, The Chronicle; and, UNOPA was awarded third place for their newletter, UNOPA Notes. NEOPA was also awarded second place in the Louise Henderson Nelson Award.|
|Besides workshops, educational credit, general business sessions, hospitality rooms, and lots of networking, there is also time for some socializing and fun. Here are NEOPA members enjoying a nice evening dinner.|
|There are general business sessions for members of NAEOP to elect people to committees and to hear business sent forward from the Advisory Council delegates.|
|And did we mention fun?! There are usually tours before and after each conference for the participants and their guests. Here is a picture of the mural from the PSP Banquet that was designed by Christine Cary's sister Debbie Downing.|