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Leadership 254 Application and TAC Scholarship

County officials
must apply between June 1 and Sept. 28, 2018, to be considered for participation in the Leadership 2019-2020 class. The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) will provide scholarships to those selected to attend.


There are two ways to submit an application:

  • Complete and submit online​. Please note: The application can take up to 30 minutes to complete and the content entered cannot be saved during completion of the form.
  • Download and complete form. Email to or mail to Texas Association of Counties, Haley Click/Leadership 254, 1210 San Antonio Street, Austin, TX 78701. 

Submit an application and a current, professionally taken portrait before Sept. 28, 2018, for consideration to become a participant in the 2019-2020 class. The photo should be a head shot that was taken in a business setting with a solid color backdrop. (No selfies, please.) 

Please note: TAC is subject to the Public Information Act and applications are subject to disclosure. 

Review Process and Notification of Participants

All applications will be reviewed by the TAC Leadership Development Committee, which is made up of county officials representing each county office from across the state.

Applicants will be notified of their admissions status before Nov. 21, 2018.

Scholarship and Travel Expenses

TAC will provide a scholarship to each participant selected to attend that covers Leadership 254 course materials, assessments, food and lodging. Travel expenses are not included and are the responsibility of each participant.

“Leadership 254 was the best experience of my professional life.”

 Carson County and District Clerk Celeste Bichsel       Class of 2017-2018