The Parent, Teachers Association (PTA) is the largest children's advocacy organization in the world. 


  1. To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community and place of worship.

  2. To raise the standards of home life.

  3. To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.

  4. To bring into closer relation, the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.

  5. To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.


An important role of the Executive Board of the Sixteenth District is to provide support to the PTA councils and individual PTA units within Marin County, CA. We do this through individual assistance and county-wide training. 


We still have positions available on the 16th District board. If you are interested in filling these position, or volunteering with the 16th District, please contact Heather Smith for more information!


2019-20 District Board Members

District President
Executive VP
First VP - Outreach
Secretary/Recording Secretary
Past President
Reflections Chair
Mill Valley Council President
North Marin Council President
Website Chair


Heather Smith 
Mimi Nielsen     
MJ Lonson  
Mikayla Mersereau 
Veronica Day  
Tamera Hull  
Lisa Swanson 
Jane White 
MJ Lonson
Karin Katselis  
Mira Brownfield 
Jennifer Morris  
Haven O'Halloran  
Kathy Kingman 


Our Philosophy

The mission of the California State PTA is to positively impact the lives of children and families by representing our members and empowering and supporting them with skills in advocacy, leadership and communications.

Our History

In 1897, 2 women came together to form the National Congress of Mothers to eliminate threats that endangered children. In 1970, they merged with the National Congress of Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers to become the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) to advocate for children and youth issues in our country. 

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