Friday, June 2, 2023

Join Us at the Senior Center for Coffee and Conversation with Southlake’s Safety Departments!

The Southlake Senior Activity Center is the place to be for world-class senior services. Not only do we work hard to build a unique community for those 55 and better, but we also want our members to feel connected to the larger community.

This month, we are kicking off a brand-new program, Seniors Coffee and Conversation! Join us at the Senior Activity Center for coffee and conversations with special representatives from the City of Southlake’s Safety Departments.

This monthly program gives the senior community time to ask questions, get to know, and enjoy a casual conversation with Southlake’s Safety staff. This program aims to build a bridge between our safety departments and senior residents to give them the resources they need. In addition, this program aims to help residents feel comfortable with our uniformed staff and make our great City safer overall! It’s also a fantastic opportunity for senior residents to learn about the services offered in Southlake!

The first Coffee and Conversation of the summer is on Tuesday, July 12, from 9:30-10:30 AM at the Senior Center. Representatives from the Fire Department will be available to share a morning cup of Joe! This is a free program, and pre-registration is not required!

Coffee and Conversation will rotate monthly with a new department sending representatives to chat with our seniors. In the next few months, we will also meet with the Police Department and Emergency Management!

See you next week!

2021-2022 SYAC Chair is Heading to Harvard Next Fall!

The Southlake Youth Action Commission (SYAC) consists of civic-minded young residents with a passion for learning and giving back to their community.

Each year, young members of the Southlake community volunteer their time to serve on this crucial City board. They learn about local government and share their perspectives as part of the City’s youth. This year’s SYAC Chair, Katy Lin, led the group through various projects. They learned about the CIP process, picked up litter on Shady Oaks Dr. through Keep Southlake Beautiful Adopt-A-Street Program, and participated in a City-wide Intern Day.

A soon-to-be graduate of Carroll Senior High School, Katy Lin, is heading to Cambridge, Massachusetts in the Fall to join the Harvard University Class of 2026! She hopes to pursue a concentration in government with a minor in philosophy. Her future career plans include attending law school and becoming a human rights lawyer for an international NGO!

Katy served on SYAC all four years she was in high school. After last year’s Intern Day, Katy procured a summer internship in the City Manager’s Office, where she got a first-hand view of the City’s strategy.

“SYAC helped me understand the functions of the City and the greater importance of local government. It widened my understanding of how much municipal decisions affect the lives of residents, often far more than state or national politics. Being a part of SYAC has also taught me the importance of service to my community and instilled a passion to continue that wherever I go.” Katy Lin, SYAC Chair.

Congratulations on your acceptance to Harvard, Katy! We’ll miss seeing you around the City this Fall, but we know you have a bright future ahead!