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Member Qualifications

  • Between the ages of 15 and 19 and currently enrolled in school; and
  • Reside within the corporate boundaries of the City of Kennedale; or
  • Reside within the boundaries of the Kennedale Independent School District; or
  • Attend a state-recognized school or homeschool within the corporate boundaries of the City of Kennedale

Anything else I should know?

YAC members serve one-year terms and can apply to be reappointed each year until they graduate from school. As with all boards and commissions, YAC members are appointed by the City Council. YAC officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Historian) are chosen by the membership.

YAC has regular meetings once a month and special meetings as necessary. We always do our best to schedule those meetings around members’ other commitments.

Each February, we attend YAC Summit, a two-day conference where similar groups from across the state meet to share ideas from their communities. We also host community events (like food truck nights, movies in the park, and Trunk-or-Treat at City Hall) and volunteer at community events hosted by the City of Kennedale.

2016-17 Members (L-R): Sydney Michener, Tiffany Pavey, Andrew Flanagan, Claudia Vilchez, Katie Randolph (Secretary), Lexi Neifert (Vice-Chair), Carson Ham (Chair), Haley Smith, and Leanne Blind. Not Pictured: Luke Michener (Historian), Kendall Barnes, and Leland Murphy.

2017-18 Youth Advisory Council Membership


  • Tiffany Pavey, Chair, KHS Senior
  • Claudia Vilchez, Vice Chair, KHS Senior
  • Leland Murphy, Secretary, KHS Junior
  • Andrew Flanagan, KHS Senior
  • Luke Michener, KHS Senior
  • Haley Smith, KHS Senior


  • McKendry Walsh, Historian, KHS Junior
  • Riya Patel, Fort Worth Country Day Sophomore
  • Dan Nguyen, KHS Senior
  • Christianah Adejokun, Uplift Summit International Preparatory Junior
  • Quincy Martin, KHS Sophomore
  • Hannah Stephens, KHS Junior
  • Kayla Guevara, KHS  Sophomore
  • Elvon Bowman, KHS Junior
  • Allen Constantino, KHS Sophomore

2018-19 Youth Advisory Council (YAC)


  • Allen Constantino
  • Hannah Stephens
  • Riya Patel
  • Christianah Adejokun
  • Kayla Guevara
  • Leland Murphy
  • McKendry Walsh
  • Quincy Martin

  • Allie Murphy
  • Ryan Roller

Mission Statement

"The City of Kennedale is a community where youth are valued and involved in planning for the future; the Kennedale Youth Advisory Council is a select group of young leaders who — through research, peer discussion, and community interaction — provide a youth perspective to City Council on a wide variety of community and youth-related issues."