About York Young Professionals

The mission of YYP is to serve as a catalyst for progress in making the City of York a more enjoyable and vibrant place to live, work, and play.

Brief history

York Young Professionals was founded in 1999, with the goal of fostering interaction between young professionals, community residents, stakeholders and our business community.

Creating opportunities

YYP has worked hard to fulfill its mission by creating positive opportunities for networking, community outreach and professional identity.

Full social calendar

YYP members enjoy a full social calendar that includes monthly socials and meet ups, outreach projects, professional development, group dine outs and arts and entertainment events.

Age range

Although our median member age is between 25-35, YYP considers “young” a state of mind, not a number. We welcome members of all ages to join.

Jody Chesla

Adam Nugent

Karin Swartz

Gretchen Kowalik

Will Hanlon

Laurin Gross

Rebecca Hanlon

Nikki Brandt

Gerrit Strathmeyer

Evan Gabel

Kate Gaudet

Advisory Board

This Board consists of past YYP Board Members and thoughtful community leaders who meet three times per year to advise the YYP Board of Directors. YYP values the Board members’ presence and expertise in the York community. The Advisory Board’s input and work will help to ensure that YYP’s actions and aspirations continue to support our mission of making York a more enjoyable and vibrant place to live, work & play.

  • Dylan Bauer, RSDC, Inc.
  • Meagan Feeser, Downtown Inc
  • Jamie Reid, York Traditions Bank
  • Kevin Schreiber, York County Economic Alliance
  • Britta Schwab, HACC