District 26 - Serving Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska
District Officer Nominations

Application Procedures

District 26 is pleased to announce that the District Leadership Committee (DLC) is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 leadership team. You must submit your application for an elected role by February 20, 2021; appointed role applications are accepted anytime.

Please download, complete, and email all four forms to the DLC Chair, Mike Akins

  1. Candidate Application – include a head-shot photo and a PDF list of offices held from your profile on Toastmasters International.
  2. District Leader Nominating Form
  3. District Leader Biographical Info
  4. Officer Agreement and Release Statement – must be signed



  • December 5, 2020 – District Officer Training (DOT) Open House (complete)
  • December 5, 2020 – Call for candidates (complete)
  • February 20, 2021 – Deadline to submit application to DLC chair, Mike Akins
  • March 20, 2021 – Deadline for DLC chair to announce nominated candidates to District Director
  • April 3, 2021 – Deadline to publish nominated candidates on D26 website
  • April 24, 2021 – Deadline for floor candidate applications (only for invalid roles)
  • May 1, 2021 – District Council (DC) Election

Personal growth opportunities:

  • Personal growth
  • Network outside your club
  • Get out of your comfort zone
  • Develop leadership skills
  • DTM credit
  • Pay it forward
  • Repeat a role to build on experience

Learning opportunities:

  • Learn more about the Toastmasters program
  • Learn more about how District Leadership runs District 26 
  • Learn to work with others
  • Leadership and mentoring other Toastmasters Leaders and team members
  • Learn about communication styles and leading per people’s preferences
  • Learn how to motivate others in a volunteer role
  • Learn to lead District-level events, such as TLI and Speech Contests

If those are not enough, please read “Where Leaders Are Made“, by Lark Doley, DTM, PIP.

List of Elected Roles

Elected positions include any of the eight Division Director positions, Club Growth Director, Program Quality Director and District Director (as shown below).

Candidates must meet all qualifications and submit all completed forms to be rendered eligible for nomination.

The Elected Positions are as follows:

Executive Leadership (aka The Trio)

  • District Director
  • Program Quality Director
  • Club Growth Director

Senior Level Leadership

  • Denver Division Director
  • Eastern Division Director
  • Foothills Division Director
  • Metro Division Director
  • Northern Division Director
  • Southern Division Director
  • Urban Division Director
  • Western Division Director

Appointed (Non-elected) District Leadership Positions

These awesome District Leaders have a passion for Toastmasters. They volunteer their time and skills to help District 26 achieve the mission. The incoming District Director will appoint people to these positions. Please see entire volunteer opportunities list here.

Would you like to help?

  • Public Relations Manager – DTM credit
  • Administration Manager – DTM credit
  • Finance Manager – DTM credit
  • Area Director – DTM credit
  • Newsletter/Blog Editor
  • Social Media Chair
  • Speakers Bureau Chair
  • Webmaster
  • Logistics Manager
  • Web Team
  • Tech Team
  • … and many more
District Leader Responsibilities
Uphold the governing documents of Toastmasters International
Foster an atmosphere of enjoyment, teamwork and dedication in the spirit of learning, growing and achieving.
Work to fulfill the district mission
Strive to achieve recognition in the Distinguished District Program.
Prepare your successor to assume office.
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