State Delegate Area

The Shakopee Jaycees State Impact

The State Delegate is the liaison between the state and local organizations and a voting member of the board of directors of the MN Jaycee organization. They are here to help assist in visiting other chapters and networking across the organization.


A road run is when a person or a chapter visits another chapter’s project or meeting, or any district, regional, or state event.


Shakopee to far from your home? Check out the Chapter Locator to find a chapter near you!


State Programming

 State Conventions

Conventions are a time when Jaycees across the state gather, network, learn, share ideas, and celebrate accomplishments of the year to date. They offer a time to recharge your battery as a volunteer and gain strength from the energy of those around - people facing the same challenges and exciting opportunities. In addition to individual development competitions, training, and awards, there will be many opportunities for chapters to share ideas about their most effective projects with the biggest impacts.

Conventions are held three times each year: January, May, and September.


Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans

Started in 1950, the Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans (TOYM) program is Minnesota’s  only statewide recognition program for outstanding young leaders between the ages of 18-40 who have devoted themselves to improving their community. The program acknowledges the efforts and accomplishments of young adults who have contributed to our state through their service, thought and influence, community involvement, or entrepreneurship.

In the past 61 years, the program has recognized the leadership of more than 400 young Minnesotans. Past awardees have included young up-and-coming leaders Walter Mondale, Marlene Johnson, Dave Winfield, Tim Penny, Paul Douglas, Matt Blair, Wheelock Whitney, Martin Sabo, and Jason DeRusha.


Outstanding Young Farmer

Since 1954, the Minnesota Jaycees has been recognizing the importance of strong young leaders in the agricultural industry of our state. The winner of the Minnesota Outstanding Yong Farmer (OYF) program will go on to compete in the national OYF program against OYF winners from other states in which four will be named National Outstanding Young Farmers. Minnesota has had 11 national winners, including three of them in the last five years!

Nominees are judged on the following criteria:
1. Progress in agricultural career
2. Extent of soil and water conservation practices
3. Contributions to the well-being of the community, state, and nation


Junior Chamber Leadership Academy

The Junior Chamber Leadership Academy (JCLA) is an opportunity for incoming local Jaycee chapter officers and members to learn more about the skills it takes run their chapter effectively- everything from group dynamics, management topics, leadership skills, to managing the chapter's budget.

Jaycees Leadership Academy provides skill-building and resources for our young Jaycee leaders to be more effective leaders within their chapter and their community. The all-day training provides an opportunity for chapters statewide to jump-start planning for their upcoming year of programming.


State Bowling & State Softball

These two events give members from across the state to get together to connect in person to build relationships, develop new ideas, and socialize.  Local chapters bid for the opportunity to host one of these events which means the locations change from year to year.  Bowling is usually held in early March and Softball in the early to mid-summer. What the calendar of events and our Facebook page for event details.