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Nominating Committee Files Report

As of January 2024, there are two vacancies on the Washington State PTA (WSPTA) Board of Directors. Delegates at the 2024 WSPTA Convention will vote to fill these vacancies.

On January 21, 2024, the WSPTA Nominating Committee filed its report and placed the following name in nomination for the remainder of the 2023-2025 term:

Susan Baird-Joshi for Advocacy Director

The Nominating Committee also sought a candidate for the vacant position of Area D Vice President but did not return a name to be placed into nomination.

You may access the Nominating Committee report here.

Self-declare Window Open for 2023-2025 Board Vacancies

Per WSPTA policy, the publishing of the WSPTA Nominating Committee report opens a 15-day window during which any qualified candidate may self-declare to run for either of the below vacant positions.

Advocacy Director

Area D Vice President

Please use this form to officially self-declare. The deadline is February 15, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.

WSPTA Seeks 2024-2026 Nominating Committee Member Candidates

February 15 is also the deadline to self-declare your intention to run for a seat on the WSPTA Nominating Committee.

Every two years, the Washington State PTA membership elects at least three members (but no more than five members) to serve on the WSPTA Nominating Committee for a two-year term. The next elections will take place at the 2024 WSPTA Convention and Annual Meeting from May 17-19.

This is arguably the most important committee, as the work done informs the leadership direction of the association. It works best with a diverse group of volunteers who can develop a diverse slate of candidates for members to elect. We are looking for candidates from across the state with different backgrounds, cultures, ages, and experiences.

Members are encouraged to be a part of this important process by self-declaring their intent to run for election to serve on this important committee. The application form and Declaration of Good Faith form must be submitted by February 15 and may be found here.

More information may be found in the WSPTA Policy Manual, in Section 7.1. and in this blog post.

Nominations will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on February 15, 2024.

Election Information

Elections

During the 2024 Annual Business Meeting of Washington State PTA, the voting body of delegates will vote on the following:

  • The 2024-26 WSPTA Nominating Committee
  • Candidates to fill vacancies on the 2023-25 WSPTA Board of Directors

To help delegates make an informed decision about their vote, candidate information will be located on the website prior to the annual meeting.

Refer to the policy manual, section 7, for more information about elections.

Elections Oversight Committee

The Elections Oversight Committee (EOC) oversees the election process. The committee shall review all materials for compliance with WSPTA Policy. All concerns raised during the election period shall be directed to the EOC chair.