Lincoln’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) is a dynamic organization that strives to connect young professionals with both the community they live and their fellow professionals. To that end, Lincoln’s YPG believes engagement and education on public policy issues is vital to achieving that connection. The following areas of interest constitute the core of Lincoln’s YPG public policy involvement:
- Economic opportunities for young professionals – Economic vitality and growth are the biggest drivers behind keeping young professionals in Lincoln. Lincoln’s YPG supports public policy positions that can enhance Lincoln’s ability to grow jobs, wages, and enhance competitiveness.
- Entertainment and Recreation – The next generation of workers values a well-rounded lifestyle. The ability of a community to offer an energetic and dynamic environment with opportunities will be equally important as starting salary and benefits packages. Lincoln’s YPG supports public policy positions that would enhance entertainment and recreation opportunities in Lincoln.
- Social Inclusiveness and Diversity – A diverse and balanced living environment will be important to retaining young professionals. Lincoln is an attractive and inclusive place where YP’s take ownership in the future. Lincoln’s YPG supports public policy issues that would lead to a more diverse workforce or community.
Only through engagement and outreach on these issues can Lincoln’s YPG become an active voice in local, state, and national policy-making. Lincoln’s YPG is committed to providing educational opportunities to members regarding public policy issues affecting young professionals and reserves the right to lend its name to supporting issues that fall in the aforementioned categories.
Adopted by the Lincoln YPG Executive Council on January 8, 2013