The Texas Municipal League and Youth Programs

The formation of youth advisory commissions (YAC) in cities across the state is a priority of the TML Board of Directors. In 2003, then-TML President Jackie Levingston championed the issue, and today dozens of Texas cities have programs that involve youth. This initiative provides cities with energetic volunteers for civic projects, gives city leaders a fresh perspective on issues challenging our cities, and creates a sense of accomplishment for youth.

The 15th Annual Texas Youth Advisory Commission Summit was held January 31-February 1, 2015, in Killeen.
The 16th Annual Texas Youth Advisory Commission Summit will be held February 20 – 21, 2016 in Pearland.

Join the YouthNet Listserv

When you register for YouthNet, you are connecting to a community of city officials that are engaging their city’s most critical resource—youth. Join YouthNet today to collaborate on youth-focused city initiatives, projects, and issues.

YouthNet is intended to facilitate the direct exchange of information between member cities. More than an ordinary listserv, YouthNet is a web-based communication system that allows you to ask questions, respond to inquiries, post documents, and search archived discussion threads. YouthNet isa complimentary service open to all TML member city officials.

For questions or assistance in signing up, please contact TML staff at 512-231-7400 or

Group Guidelines

  1. YouthNet is open to TML member city officials only.
  2. Posts to this system are the opinions of the individuals making the post.
  3. Do not forward any information gathered from this system unless you have received permission from the author(s).
  4. Be careful of attachments that may contain viruses.
  5. Stay on topic. Replies to a question posted to the group should benefit the entire group and will be seen by the entire group. If you want the reply to be seen by only one person, email that person directly.
  6. Always summarize your question in the subject line. This information helps members find specific messages.
  7. Before acting on any information received from the group, a city official should consult with local legal counsel to ensure that the information received complies with current law and the particular facts of each situation.

City Youth Programs in Texas


Contact: Brandy Callahan

Contact: Chris Glover
El Paso
Contact: Diana Nunez
Flower Mound
Contact: Kimberly Cheek
Fort Worth
Contact: Carol Everhart
Contact: Dorothy White
Contact: Katie Sofranko
Contact: Yolanda Alvarado
Contact: Roxanne Flores
Lake Jackson
Contact: Terri Cardwell
Contact: Mayor Pro Tem Irene Mason (806-272-4528)
Contact: Kristy Ashberry
Sugar Land
Contact: Marissa Bazan

Other Resources

National League of Cities Youth Education and Families 
Twenty-Five Ways City Officials Can Help Youngsters Learn About Local Government
Caldwell, Idaho
Contact: Mayor Garret Nancolas