I've lived in Lincoln for 16 years. I am originally from northern Minnesota, and my family moved to Kearney when I was in high school. I moved to Lincoln for school and, after moving away for a few years, I decided that I loved Lincoln so much that I wanted to come back for graduate school. I work for the Department of Environment and Energy in a program that provides low cost financing and grants to Nebraska communities for their drinking water and sewer systems.
I got involved with YPG because I'm an introvert and made it my goal to meet new people and work on my networking skills. The variety of events held by YPG was a draw because it's helped me become more comfortable meeting new people in a variety of settings. I also really appreciate the policy work that YPG does. I think it's really important work to help make Lincoln an attractive place for young people to live and work.
I love Lincoln for so many reasons. I feel a sense of community on many levels, from the master plans to make the city cohesive and useable in as many ways as possible, down to the neighborhood associations that meet and focus on specific issues to improve. A few other reasons I appreciate living in Lincoln are: the amazing trails network and parks, the music and entertainment available, the public school system, the family friendly events, the libraries, and the access to locally grown food.
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YP Champions is a rad group of highly-engaged young professionals in the Lincoln community.
We’re your neighbors, co-workers and friends. We’re also leaders looking for expanded opportunities to connect with Lincoln YPG and develop ourselves personally and professionally. YP Champions are Lincoln’s supporters and champions. We serve as the front porch for Lincoln YPG’s 1,700+ members by greeting at events, leading table for 10 lunches and engaging members in our organization.
Being a YP Champions member also has its benefits. This group is offered additional opportunities to network with prominent city and business leaders. You also get cool perks like professional headshots, nametags and invites to exclusive events. Leadership development is a big deal to us and enhanced opportunities to grow this vital skill is offered only to this group.
The YP Champions member commitment consists of serving as an event greeter or table leader for at least three events each year. We ask that you please take this commitment seriously. We work hard and celebrate often.
We’re always on the lookout for good people who want to do great things in the Lincoln community. If that’s you, give us a holler at firstname.lastname@example.org.