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What is the NLRC?

The Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee (NLRC) 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 NLRC committee.

Who Serves on the NLRC?

The elected members of the NLRC 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. View the current committee members.

How Does the NLRC Find Candidates?

The NLRC is open to receiving applications from interested candidates and welcomes recommendations from PTA’s membership. As part of its role, members of the NLRC attend conferences, trainings and meetings at the national and state levels to take suggestions and observe PTA members in action. If you are interested in a leadership role, we invite you to complete our online form so we can stay in touch and inform you about our timeline and application process. 

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

(Appointed by the PTA president, in odd years)

  • Bylaws and Policy
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Outreach
  • Elections
  • Field Service
  • Finance*
  • Historical Preservation
  • Legislation
  • Membership
  • Nominating and Leadership Recruitment (NLRC)
  • Resolutions
  • Youth Engagement

Special Committees

(Appointed by the PTA president)

Special Committees are created by the incoming President.  A list will be available as soon as it is available.



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


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