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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.

How Does the NLDC Find Candidates?

The NLDC is open to receiving applications from interested candidates and welcomes recommendations from PTA’s membership. As part of its role, members of the NLDC 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 term of three years 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 in sync with a candidate’s interest. Candidates may express interest in officer positions, the board of directors and the following committees:  

Standing Committees

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

Special Committees

  • Board Policy
  • Convention Elections
  • Convention General Arrangements
  • Health and Safety
  • Programs* (Reflections)
  • Strategic Planning





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

2015-2017 NLDC Committee

  • Anne Carson (VA), Chair
  • Darlene Willis (CA), Vice-chair
  • Shaton Berry (MI)
  • Vito Borrello (NY)
  • Barb Bungard (OH)
  • Mary Kenfield (WA)
  • Bill Potts-Datema (GA

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 22314NOTE: The Interest Form is not the Letter of Intent. To officially apply for NPTA governance positions, please refer to Request for Letters of Intent section above.


Email or call (703) 518-1251.