National PTA elections are held at our annual convention. The next elections will be in New Orleans, June 21-24, 2018.
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 PTA.org/Governance. 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 were 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 NLDC developed Competencies and Criteria for National PTA Board and NLRC members based on a needs assessment and leadership feedback. Find out how to self nominate for a National PTA leadership position.
2018 Slated Board Member Candidates (2018-2020 term)
- Kris Garst (European Congress)
- Leon Hobbs (Georgia)
- Yvonne Johnson (Delaware)
- Ian MacDonald (New Hampshire)
- Traci Petteway (Texas)
- Justin Raber (West Virginia)
- Venezuela Robinson (Ohio)
- Chase Thomas (Illinois)
2018 Slated NLRC Candidates (2018-2021 term)
- Angi Gonzales Carver (New Mexico)
- Alvin Gainey (Florida)
Questions for NLRC? Email LeadershipRecruitment@pta.org
or call (703) 518-1251
Call for Self-Nominations
National PTA Bylaws and Election Policy require self-nominations (formerly known as Intent to Run from the Floor) to be made online.
Self Nomination Form
Self-Nominations must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST, April 1, 2018 in order for a member to run for office at the 2018 National PTA Convention & Expo, June 21 -24, in New Orleans, La. Self-nominees must complete all of the sections of the online form for consideration.
The following positions will be elected at the 2018 National PTA Convention & Expo:
- Member Representative, National PTA Board of Directors (8 positions open, 2-year term)
** Note: National PTA Bylaws do not allow two members from the same state to hold this position. In 2018, no PTA member from Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nevada, Oregon, Virginia or Washington State is eligible to run for this position.
- Member, Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee (2 positions open, 3-year term)
** Note: National PTA Bylaws do not allow two members from the same state to hold this position. Therefore, no PTA member from Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee or Virginia is eligible to run for this position.
For more info about elections and campaigning, contact the Elections Committee.