Presiding & Supporting Officers

KYA Officer Overview

Each KYA is led by a team of Presiding Officers, who are elected by the Assembly or chosen by their program area to serve for a full year leading up to their Assembly. Presiding Officers “preside” over (lead) a specific program area at KYA.

All KUNA and KYA Presiding Officers attend the Presiding Officers Retreat each fall to train and plan with their teams:

Presiding Officer Retreat
August 27-28, 2016
YMCA Camp Piomingo
Retreat Registration

Each program area also has Supporting Officers. These positions are either appointed or application-based. Supporting Officers have a specific role within their program area, with varying levels of responsibility and time commitment.

All Supporting Officers (along with the Presiding Officers who help lead the training) are required to attend one (1) of the Supporting Officer Trainings held prior to KYNA:

Frankfort Supporting Officer Training
Sunday, October 9, 2016
1:00-5:00pm at the KY YMCA Office

Louisville Supporting Officer Training*
Sunday, October 23, 2016
1:00-5:00pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
*Required for Judicial Presiding & Supporting Officers

Supporting Officer Form (Click Here)

 

KYA Officer Roles

Program Area Presiding Officers Supporting Officers
Commonwealth Speaker of CW House House Clerk & Senate Clerk
House & Senate Elected from Candidates Appointed by Speaker/President
HS & MS
Officers President of CW Senate Committee Chairs* (Gr. 12/8)
Elected from Candidates Apply | 1-2 Nominees per School

Bluegrass Speaker of BG House House Clerk & Senate Clerk
House & Senate Elected from Candidates Appointed by Speaker/President
HS Officers†
President of BG Senate
Elected from Candidates

Exec. Cabinet Governor Gov. Chief of Staff
& Lobbyists Elected from Candidates Appointed by Governor
HS Officers
Lt. Governor Lt. Gov. Chief of Staff
MS KYA only Elected from Candidates Appointed by Lt. Governor
has Governor
& Chief of Staff Sec. of the Exec. Cabinet Cabinet Secretaries (5)
Chosen by Program Area Apply | Must meet CW Eligibility
Secretary of State
Elected from Candidates

Judicial Chief Justice Justices (6)
HS Officers Chosen by Program Area Appointed by Program Area
Attorney General
Chosen by Program Area

Media Corps Editor-in-Chief Assistant Editor (2)
HS Officers Chosen by Program Area Apply | Open to Media Corps

 

*Speaker Pro Tempore and Senate President Pro Tempore are selected from Committee Chairs at KYA based upon their performance.

†There are no Presiding Officers for the Middle School KYA Bluegrass House and Senate. Committee Chairs are selected to preside over Bluegrass on Day 2 based on performance.