Applications being accepted for House District 67 Student Leadership Advisory Council

State Rep. Jeff Leach's office is now accepting applications for Class 2 of the House District 67 Student Leadership Advisory Council.

Launched by Leach in 2014, the SLAC is designed to provide an opportunity for high school students within House District 67 to work with Leach and his staff and to learn about the inner-workings of Texas state government.

"The primary objective of the Student Leadership Advisory Council is to educate, encourage and inspire our next generation of Texas leaders by providing them with a venue to learn the intrinsic value of public service," Leach said. "It is my hope that through this program these bright young leaders will leave with a more thorough understanding of the nuts and bolts of the Texas Legislature and the significance of civic engagement."

Students must be enrolled in grades 9-12 in public, private or homeschool and must reside in District 67.  Students will be selected by the Student Leadership Advisory Council Selections Committee, which is comprised of various community leaders within House District 67.  Applications are due Sept. 29 and final selections will be announced Oct. 7.

Students selected to participate in the SLAC will be required to attend three meetings throughout the 2015-16 school year.  Meetings will be led by Leach and his staff as well as other elected officials, and will cover various topics including the significance of community involvement, the role and functions of state government and the overall legislative process.

Those interested can Click here to access the application. For more information contact Leach's district office at 972-424-1419 orDistrict67.Leach@house.state.tx.us.
SHARE THIS STORY


MOST RECENT

Texas Central officials announced interior plans Feb. 17 for the company's proposed high-speed train connecting Houston and Dallas. The Shinkansen trains in Japan will be customized for Texas with no middle seats and additional legroom, company officials announced. (Courtesy Texas Central)
JUST IN: Texas Central gives first glimpse of high speed train car interior

Texas Central officials announced interior plans Feb. 17 for the company's proposed high-speed train connecting Houston and Dallas.

Chef Chin’s Hibachi & Ramen opened Feb. 18 at Legacy Hall. (Courtesy Legacy Hall)
Hibachi and ramen concept opens at Plano's Legacy Hall

Chef Chin’s Hibachi & Ramen opened Feb. 18 at Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano.

Paradise Bakery closes Plano location

Paradise Bakery's Plano location closed in late 2019 at 8240 Preston Road, Ste. 100.

On Feb. 17, the Plano Planning and Zoning Commission approved plans for a new hotel and another building for retail and restaurants north of Legacy Drive. (Rendering courtesy city of Plano)
Plano approves Legacy Central plan for new hotel, retail, restaurants

The developer revamping the former Texas Instruments office campus in Plano has unveiled plans to add new retail and restaurant space and a hotel north of Legacy Drive.

Early voting for the March 3 primary elections begins Feb. 18 and runs until Feb. 28 for voters in Collin and Denton counties. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
When, where to vote early in Plano

Early voting for the March 3 primary elections begins Feb. 18 for voters in Collin and Denton counties.

The board approved a construction manager for the Gulledge Elementary project in September. Since then, the guaranteed maximum price for the expansion has been reviewed, clarified and evaluated. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Price goes up, but Gulledge Elementary expansion project remains on schedule

The Gulledge Elementary six-classroom addition has been approved for roughly $815,000 more in construction costs than originally estimated in August.

Flamin Pan Korean BBQ Grill opened Jan. 25. (Courtesy Flamin Pan Korean BBQ Grill)
Korean BBQ restaurant opens in Plano

Flamin Pan Korean BBQ Grill opened Jan. 25 at 2129 W. Parker Road, Ste. 306, Plano.

DecoBuys Home Decor opened in late November. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plano furniture and decoration store offers bright and bold pieces for homes

DecoBuys Home Decor opened in late November at 915 W. Parker Road, Ste. 304, Plano.

Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine expects to open in early April. (Courtesy Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine)
Traditional gaucho pizzeria coming to Plano

Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine expects to open in early April at 8240 Preston Road, Ste. 100, Plano.

Glowing Custom Airbrush Tanning opened a location Feb. 4. (Courtesy Glowing Custom Airbrush Tanning)
Custom airbrush tanning business opens in Plano

Glowing Custom Airbrush Tanning opened a location Feb. 4 at 8308 Preston Road, Unit 200, Ste. 258, Plano.

The Feb. 13 town hall will focus on housing and neighborhoods in Plano. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
City of Plano offering multiple ways to take part in Feb. 13 town hall

Plano will host a town hall focusing on housing and neighborhoods from 7-8 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Plano City Council Chamber, 1520 K Ave., Plano.

Back to top