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YPC Board Application Deadline Fast Approaching

YPC Board Applications

April 27, 2022

The Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Young Professionals Connection (YPC) is an exciting organization made up of 170 young professionals (YPs) growing in their careers, exploring #DSMUSA and giving back to the community. YPC is able to meet the needs of its Members and help attract and retain young professionals to Greater Des Moines (DSM) because it is led by a dedicated volunteer board comprised exclusively of local YPs.

Leadership Opportunity

Applications for the YPC Board of Directors are being accepted now through Monday, May 16. Apply today to serve on the board for the 2022–2023 term.

Current YPC President-Elect Ngozi Igbokwe (who will lead YPC as President during the 2022–2023 term) views the board as a great way to lead, network, and grow professionally. YPC President Greg Lin (who will serve as the Past-President for the 2022–2023 term) encourages all individuals who want to get more involved with the DSM community or envision community leadership in their future to apply. Greg has held leadership positions across the community, including UnityPoint Health-Des Moines and The Partnership, culminating in his selection as a Business Record Forty Under 40 in 2021. He strongly believes in the YPC Board’s ability to springboard committed and dedicated volunteers into future success in the community and their careers.

How to Apply

Navigate to the YPC application webpage to find all the information about making an application.

There are fourteen positions on the YPC Board of Directors that YPC Members can apply for. They are President-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, Community Engagement Director, Professional Development Chair, Diversity and Culture Chair, Membership Chair, Volunteer Chair, Impact Downtown Chair, Social Chair, Marketing Chair, Civic Chair, Athletics Chair, Social Media Coordinator and Webmaster.

Dates + Deadlines

Applications will be accepted through Monday, May 16. In mid-May, the current YPC Board will hold a special meeting to review all applications and slate the 2022–2023 Board nominees. In June, the proposed slate will be put to an electronic vote by the YPC membership. The newly elected board will be recognized at the YPC Annual Gala in July. A combined Board meeting with both the 2021-2022 Board and the 2022–2023 Board will be Tuesday, June. 21.

Apply Here

How to Find Out More

Be sure to check the YPC calendar for information sessions hosted by current Board Members designed to empower potential applicants to confidently apply. Check out the YPC website for a one-stop shop for all YPC election and application info. Additionally, questions can be directed to President-Elect Ngozi Igbokwe and to myself, Secretary/Treasurer Vish Gajerawala.

Young Professionals Connection (YPC) aims to attract and retain young professionals in Greater Des Moines (DSM) by connecting emerging leaders to each other and to the community through social, civic, charitable and professional development endeavors. Learn how you can get involved.

Vish Gajerawala

Vish Gajerawala is 2021-2022 Secretary/Treasurer of the Young Professionals Connection (YPC). He is an Iowa State University and University of Iowa alum. Vish enjoys spending time with family and friends, dining at various restaurants and participating in local events. He's excited about the community's growth and proud to call it home.