The YOU Lead program is jointly coordinated by the Chamber of Commerce and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. The program's goal is to introduce future community leaders to the opportunities, strengths and challenges that face the community. It provides them with a chance to interact with local leaders and obtain a comprehensive overview of the county.
This year's participants were Alex Heartfield, who was named the 2013 YOU Lead class president, Larry Bahl, Jayne Beale, Cam Bennet, David Casteel, Jennifer Conway, Gary Elrod, Olga Gonzales, Erin Hawkins, Joe Schweighofer and Jon Van Winkle. Young County Extension Agent Brad Morrison helps direct the program.