WSPTA Officer Nominations
During the 2021 convention of the Washington State PTA, May 21-23, 2021, positions for nine state-wide officers and five area vice presidents will be elected for a two-year term, 2021-2023.
It is the responsibility and privilege of PTA members, local PTAs, and councils to consider the qualifications of eligible members and to submit recommendations to the Washington State PTA Nominating Committee. Nominations were accepted up until 11:59 pm on November 15, 2020, as reflected on the respective WSPTA systems via an online nomination form.
The 2020-2022 Washington State PTA Nominating Committee Report is posted as of January 22, 2021. In accordance with WSPTA bylaws and policy a member wishing to self-declare their intention to run as a candidate must have submitted the required information no later than 11:59 pm February 6, 2021. No member self-declared by the deadline, all positions are running unopposed.
Qualified persons may self-declare candidacy by submitting a Declaration of Good Faith form, indicating their intent to run, to the WSPTA office within 15 days of the posting of the WSPTA Nominating Committee Report.
The 15-day window has closed for self-declaring for the nine state-wide officer and five area vice president positions. All information was due no later than 11:59 pm February 6, 2021.
Per WSPTA Policy, section 7.4.1, this is the official call for self-declared candidates. Qualified persons may self-declare candidacy by submitting a Declaration of Good Faith form indicating their intent to run.
- He/she is a current PTA member.
- He/she meets the qualifications for the office.
- He/she shall abide by the campaign/election policies and guidelines.
In addition, per policy section 7.4.2, each declared candidate shall provide the following no later than 15 days after the nominating committee report is posted:
- a statement, not to exceed 150 words, to be included in the convention program and on the campaign board.
- a statement, not to exceed 500 words, to be posted on the WSPTA website.
- a digital photo to be used in convention materials (i.e. program, website, etc.)
- a one-page (8 1/2″ x 11″) résumé, to be posted on the candidate’s page on the WSPTA website.
To be considered as qualified for a position, review the WSPTA Uniform Bylaws, Article 7 Section 3F, for each specific position’s eligibility requirements. Job descriptions for each position may be found in the “WSPTA Job Descriptions and Qualifications” section below.
Upon receipt of the Declaration of Good Faith form, the WSPTA office shall send Elections Oversight Committee (EOC) information, campaign regulations, and any other requirements to all candidates.
Additional information about the regions is located on the PTA Regions page.
Qualifications for each position are detailed in the WSPTA Uniform Bylaws. In addition, each position has basic functions, duties, responsibilities, and authority. The full list of job descriptions is available here.
Further information is available in WSPTA Policy.
The officer elections will take place during the WSPTA annual meeting at the convention on May 18-23, 2021.
To help delegates make an informed decision about their vote, candidate information will be located on the website prior to the convention. And, opportunities for delegates to hear from each candidate will be provided through some combination of speeches, candidate forum, or networking areas.