There are two ways to participate in a Leadership 254 class:
A county official can apply to receive a TAC scholarship. There are two ways to apply:
- Complete and submit an online application. Please note: The application can take up to 30 minutes to complete and the content you enter cannot be saved as you fill out the form.
- Download and complete a PDF application. Send the completed form to or mail to Texas Association of Counties, Haley Click/Leadership 254, 1210 San Antonio St., Austin 78701.
Individuals should submit the application and a photo before Oct. 13, 2016, for consideration to be selected to participate in the 2017-2018 class. The photo should be a head shot that was taken in a business setting with a solid color backdrop.
Individual applications will be reviewed by the TAC Leadership Development Committee. Applicants will be notified of their admissions status on Jan. 9, 2017.
Please note: TAC is subject to the Public Information Act and applications are subject to disclosure.
Tuition and Expenses: If selected, the participant will receive a $3,500 TAC scholarship to attend Leadership 254. Course materials, assessments, food and lodging are included. Travel expenses are not included in the tuition and are the responsibility of each participant.
Individual County Association Nomination and Selection
County officials can also participate by being nominated by their respective county official association. Most associations will select at least one nominee and sponsor them to attend.
Association nominations will be selected according to the individual association’s selection process. Officials should contact an officer in their association to learn more about this opportunity.
Nominations should be submitted by the county association to the Texas Association of Counties by Oct. 13, 2016. Please include nominee's first and last name, county name, title, email address, phone number and head shot photo in a business setting and with a solid color backdrop.
Email submissions to or mail to Texas Association of Counties, Haley Click/Leadership 254, 1210 San Antonio St., Austin 78701.
Tuition and Expenses: The cost to participate in Leadership 254 is $3,500 per participant. If participants are nominated by their association, the association will be responsible for paying the tuition. Course materials, meals and lodging are included. Associations can pay the fee in full at the time of registration or separate payment over two budget cycles. Travel expenses are not included in the tuition and are the responsibility of each participant.