Texas Youth Advisory Commission Summit
February 27-28, 2010
DeSoto Civic Center
211 East Pleasant Run Road
Registration deadline is Friday, February 12, 2010.
What Is the YAC Summit?
The 10th Annual Texas Youth Advisory Commission Summit is a two-day statewide event sponsored by the Texas Municipal League and the City of DeSoto. The 2010 Summit will be held in DeSoto on February 27-28. This year’s Summit theme will be “Changin’ Da Game.”
The YAC Summit is an opportunity for cities, schools, and community youth groups to share the experiences of their programs and the positive impact that the programs have had locally. The Summit is organized to promote a fun environment for youth and city leaders to learn from and work with each other. Adults and students will leave with a greater appreciation of their own programs and new ideas to move their group forward in coming years.
If your city doesn’t have a YAC, you are invited to attend the Summit and learn more about how a YAC can help your city. Learn the basics of creating a YAC and make connections with cities that have successful programs.
Why Should Our City Attend?
This is the chance for your YAC members to show off their successes from the past year, share their goals for the coming year, hear from inspirational speakers, and network with other YACs. The Summit is a great way to inspire your future leaders to transform their surroundings and perspective to achieve their goals and aspirations.
A special roundtable “bragging and sharing” session will be offered for city leaders and adult sponsors. Bring your ideas, questions, and accomplishments to share with others.
The Summit registration fee is $20 per person (youth and adults). The registration fee includes a t-shirt; information packet; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and Sunday breakfast.
Please complete one form per individual attending. Please make check payable to the Texas Municipal League and mail along with your registration form to:
TEXAS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE YOUTH ADVISORY COMMISSION SUMMIT
1821 Rutherford Lane, Suite 400
Austin, Texas 78754
The Summit will be held at the DeSoto Civic Center, located at 211 East Pleasant Run Road in DeSoto, Texas. Registration will begin at 8.00 a.m. on Saturday, February 27.
Established YAC programs will have the opportunity to show what their program is all about. Create a display and bring examples—photos, newspaper articles, brochures, guidelines from programs, etc. Materials will be on display during the Summit. If you are interested in a display table, please check the box on the registration form.
To build unity and communication between cities, the students will be encouraged to exchange city pins throughout the Summit. We recommend that you bring at least 300 pins for your students to distribute.
Community Service Project
Information on the 2010 community service project will be forthcoming.
All Summit attendees and staff must obey the following dress code:
- Tank tops, spaghetti strap tops, strapless tops, and tops that expose the midriff or undergarments are NOT allowed.
- Clothing may not advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other prohibited substance.
- Clothing may not depict gangs or signify membership in a gang.
Rooms are being held at the following hotel under “YAC Summit.” Please identify yourself as a YAC Summit attendee when making reservations. To receive the group rate, reservations must be made by February 16. The hotel provides a complimentary full hot breakfast at the MCM Grande Hotel Restaurant. An indoor pool, hot tub, and fitness center are available for guest use.
MCM Grande Hotel and Fun Dome – DeSoto
1515 North I-35 East
DeSoto, Texas 75115
Will I Receive TMLI Credit?
TMLI credit will be given to elected officials attending the Summit.
- Download and fax a .pdf version of the registration form to: 512-231-7495, or
- Mail the .pdf version of the
registration form to:
TML Administrative Services
1821 Rutherford Lane, Suite 400
Austin, TX 78754-5128