2020 National Convention to be Held in Denver

The last order of business at any NPMHU National Convention is always selecting a site for the next quadrennial convention.  Under the rules governing the 2016 National Convention, delegates were able to submit, on or before 5:00 p.m. on August 24, any location covered by the 37 Local Unions for consideration by the delegates.  This year, seventeen submissions were made in a timely and appropriate manner.  They were:

  1. Los Angeles, CA
  2. San Diego, CA
  3. San Francisco, CA
  4. Denver, CO
  5. Washington, DC
  6. Hollywood, FL
  7. Miami, FL
  8. Orlando, FL
  9. Tampa, FL
  10. Honolulu, HI
  11. Detroit, MI
  12. Puerto Rico
  13. San Juan, PR
  14. South Carolina
  15. Memphis, TN
  16. Houston, TX
  17. Seattle, WA

Delegates were allotted 8 minutes to speak on behalf of each site submitted.  Of those submitted, only a few were presented upon.  After each presentation – or lack thereof – delegates applauded to indicate interest or approval of the proposed site.  Ultimately, this led to a final contest between Denver and Seattle.

Delegates debated the merits of attending either city.  Points of interest and consideration were accessibility, cost, tourist attractions, and weather.  After the debate, each delegation was granted the chance to caucus before engaging in a roll call vote.

The race was close, but ultimately Denver defeated Seattle by a margin of approximately 300 weighted votes.

The Union may not have 2020 vision, but everyone has a feeling that this next Convention will be another productive meeting of NPMHU’s elected delegates.  Here’s hoping to see you all in Denver, CO in four year’s time.