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.
Leland Murphy, Chair
Quincy Martin, Vice Chair
Kayla Guevara, Secretary
Hannah Stephens, Historian
Tiffany Pavey, Chair
Claudia Vilchez, Vice Chair
Leland Murphy, Secretary
McKendry Walsh, Historian
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.
"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."