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Nominating and Leadership Development Committee

What is the NLDC

The Nominating and Leadership Development Committee (NLDC) is an elected committee of seven members who are charged with screening and evaluating individuals and nominating candidates for such National PTA leadership positions as president-elect, secretary-treasurer, member representatives to the Board of Directors, and the NLDC committee itself.

How Does the NLDC Find Candidates?

The NLDC is open to receiving applications from interested candidates and also welcomes recommendations from PTA’s membership. As part of its role, members of the NLDC also attend conferences, trainings, and meetings at the national and state levels to take suggestions and observe PTA members in action.

Who Serves on the NLDC?

The elected members of the NLDC represent a diverse cross-section of PTA, including geographic representation. Each member serves a 3-year term and is unable to serve in any other position within the National PTA governance structure during said term. 

Where Can Interested Candidates Serve? 

There are numerous positions within the National PTA governance structure that can be noted along with a candidate’s interest. In addition to the Officer positions and the Board of Director, candidates may express interest in the following committees:  

Standing Committees

  • Bylaws and Policy
  • Diversity
  • Field Service
  • Finance*
  • Legislative
  • Historical Preservation**
  • Membership
  • Nominating and Leadership Development (NLDC)
  • Resolutions
  • Resource Development
  • Youth Involvement

Special Committees

  • Communications
  • Convention Elections
  • Convention General Arrangements
  • Disaster Relief
  • Male Engagement
  • Military Family Support
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Reflections
  • Special Needs
  • Endowment






*Per bylaws, all members must be part of the National PTA Board of Directors.

**Per bylaws, all members must must be past National PTA presidents.

The 2014-2015 NLDC roster is as following:

  • Barb Bungard (Chair), OH 
  • Anne Carson (Vice-Chair), VA
  • Darlene Harris, CA
  • Mary Kenfield, WA
  • Carolyn Nelson-Goedert, FL
  • William “Bill” Potts-Datema, GA
  • Darlene V. Willis, Ph.D. CA

How to Express Interest

Submit your contact information to be added to the NLDC's database. You can also download the Interest Brochure and mail your contact information and areas of interest to National PTA headquarters: 1250 North Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.


Email or call (703)518-1221.