National Officers

FCCLA's National Officers serve as the highest level of leadership within the organization, responsible for guiding and shaping the future of FCCLA's programs and initiatives. These exceptional youth leaders are elected annually at the National Leadership Conference to serve as the voice of FCCLA's more than 244,000 members nationwide.

NECAs members of the National Executive Council, National Officers play a crucial role in program development, program implementation, and public relations. They work tirelessly to advance FCCLA's mission and values, serving as role models and advocates for the transformative power of youth leadership.

FCCLA's National Officers inspire and empower fellow members to reach their full potential as leaders, embodying the organization's core values of character, leadership, teamwork, and service. These youth leaders are passionate, dedicated, and committed to positively impacting their communities and the world around them.

To take your leadership to the next level, consider using the skills and experiences gained through FCCLA to run for national office. Serving as a National Officer is a unique and rewarding opportunity to make a meaningful difference, develop your skills, and inspire others to do the same.

  • Qualities of an FCCLA National Officer

    To become a National Officer, you must possess the necessary qualities that align with FCCLA's core values of character, leadership, teamwork, and service. Consider the following qualities that can help you become an exceptional National Officer:

    Active Involvement in FCCLA Programs

    Active participation in FCCLA programs demonstrates your commitment to the organization's values and shows that you're willing to put in the effort to create positive change.

    Cultural Competence

    A deep understanding and appreciation for diversity and cultural competency are essential for serving as an effective spokesperson for FCCLA's diverse membership.


    A genuine excitement and passion for FCCLA's mission and values are crucial for inspiring and motivating fellow members.

    Forward-Looking Vision

    A forward-looking vision is necessary for anticipating and adapting to changes in the organization, the community, and the world.

    In-Depth Knowledge of FCCLA

    A thorough understanding of FCCLA's history, programs, and goals is essential for serving as an effective ambassador and spokesperson.

    Innovative Mindset

    Innovative thinking can help you develop creative solutions to complex problems and create unique opportunities for FCCLA members.

    Interpersonal Skills

    Exceptional interpersonal skills are necessary for building strong relationships and collaborating effectively with others.

      Leadership Experience

      Prior leadership experience within FCCLA or other organizations can help you demonstrate your ability to lead, inspire and mobilize others toward a common goal.

      Passionate and Committed to FCCLA

      A passionate and committed approach toward FCCLA demonstrates your dedication to the organization's values and willingness to go above and beyond to achieve its goals.

      Strong Communication Skills

      Exceptional communication skills are essential for articulating your vision, inspiring others, and representing FCCLA nationally.

    • FCCLA National Officer Opportunities

      Serving as an FCCLA National Officer is a unique and rewarding experience that offers a range of opportunities for personal and professional growth. In serving as a National Officer, you will have the opportunity to:

      Expand Your Network

      As a National Officer, you will have the chance to meet and connect with like-minded individuals from across the country, forging lifelong friendships and professional relationships.

      Help FCCLA Reach its Goals

      National Officers are crucial in helping FCCLA achieve its strategic goals and objectives by leading initiatives, advocating for change, and mobilizing members to take action.

      Improve Leadership Skills

      Serving as a National Officer provides an unparalleled opportunity to develop and hone your leadership skills through training, mentorship, and hands-on experience.

      Increase Personal Growth and Awareness

      Serving as a National Officer will challenge you to step outside your comfort zone, push your boundaries, and develop new skills and perspectives. This experience will help you grow as an individual and enhance your personal awareness.

      Serve as a Spokesperson for FCCLA

      National Officers serve as official ambassadors for FCCLA, representing the organization at local, state, and national levels. This is a unique opportunity to positively impact and promote FCCLA's mission and values, inspiring others to get involved.


      FCCLA National Officers have the opportunity to travel across the country to attend conferences, meetings, and events, experiencing new cultures and broadening their horizons.

      These opportunities are just the beginning of what you can achieve as an FCCLA National Officer. By seizing this chance to make a positive impact, you can build your skills, grow your network, and make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

    Members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.