Become a National PTA Leader

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National PTA elections are held at our annual convention. The next elections will be in Columbus, Ohio, June 20-23, 2019.

Eight Board of Directors Member Representatives are elected each year, and either two or three members of the Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee (NLRC) are elected each year based on a cycle defined in the National PTA Bylaws.

For more info, go to For a description of leadership responsibilities, please review the Governance Policy Manual.

To learn about our election process and bylaws and policies, read the National PTA Bylaws.

Slate of Candidates

Candidates are selected by the Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee (NLRC) based on their competencies as demonstrated in their Letter of Interest application, interview and reference feedback. The NLRC developed Competencies and Criteria for National PTA Board and NLRC members based on a needs assessment and leadership feedback.

Questions for NLRC? Email or call (703) 518-1251.

Call for Self-Nominations

The Call for Self-Nominations will be announced in the future. Pursuant to the National PTA Bylaws, a list of all candidates will be published no later than 45 days prior to the 2019 National PTA Convention & Expo. 

For more info about elections and campaigning, contact the Elections Committee.

Committee Letters of Intent

Applications for standing committee members are now open. Please complete the application for each committee in which you'd like to apply. You may submit for more than one committee, but you will need to resubmit your information each time. The incoming National PTA president will make the final appointments, pending board approval.

YOU MUST BE A PTA MEMBER AT THE TIME OF SUBMISSION. Please contact your state PTA or National PTA for membership opportunities.


Application Tips

  • We suggest you create a document in Microsoft Word with the information you will need to submit for each entry and then cut and paste the information onto the application.
  • The application cannot be submitted unless all fields are completed.
  • You cannot save the application and go back at a later date to update or modify it.

Applications by Committee


If you have any questions, please email and someone will get back to you.