Community Advisory Committee

The Community Advisory Committee is a diverse group of community representatives whose purpose is to assist and advise the Junior League.  Eight community leaders serve on a staggered term basis and are selected for one-year terms with membership limited to three consecutive terms.  The League Accountant and Attorney are considered Permanent Members.

The Community Advisory Committee enhances the League by:

  • Communicating the League’s purposes and programs to the community
  • Increasing the League’s visibility, credibility, and importance in the community
  • Assessing and advising on community needs and resources
  • Providing feedback from another perspective
  • Counseling the Board on specific issues facing the League
  • Assisting in strategic planning and program development

Meet our current Community Advisory Committee members.  Please take time to get to know these area leaders and League supporters.


Mrs. Noel Filer, Director; United Regional Foundation

Judge Meredith Kennedy, 78th District Court Judge

Chief Lahoma Vaughn, Chief of WFISD Police

Mrs. Sonia White, Director, Nonprofit Center of Texoma

Rev. John McLarty, Senior Pastor; First United Methodist Church

Mrs. Barbara Merkle, Director of Admissions Emeritus; Midwestern State University

Mr. Ken Prillaman, Chief; Wichita Falls Fire Department

Dr. Michaelle Kitchen, Adjunct Faculty at MSU


Permanent Advisors

Mr. Mac Cannedy, League Accountant; Freemon, Shapard & Story

Mr. Joe Steimel, League Attorney; Law Offices of Joe B. Steimel