Special Olympics Texas is governed by a Board of Directors, which consists of 23 out of 28 volunteer positions. Among these positions are two athlete positions. Special Olympics Texas was one of the first chapters in the nation to implement athlete participation on its governing Board by amending its bylaws in 1995 to allow for two athlete positions.
In addition to meeting the requirements of the position the Director is filling, a Board member shall have demonstrated leadership qualities through their public relations, public awareness, fund raising and/or program accomplishments on behalf of Special Olympics Texas. Applications for membership are submitted to the Board Management Committee for review. Final nominees are presented to the entire Board of Directors for selection.