Young Professionals Advisory Council

In June 2009 the A&WMA Board of Directors created the Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC).  The YPAC advises the A&WMA Board and other Councils regarding services and activities to effectively engage young professionals (YPs).  Over the next year, YPAC will develop and assist with the implementation of plans to recruit and retain YP members by fostering relationships with YP members, employers, A&WMA Sections and Chapters.  Additionally, the YPAC will assist the leadership of A&WMA in the recruitment, retention, and development of YP members to serve in roles within A&WMA and facilitate the integration of student members into the Association upon graduation.


There are seven YPAC Committees, all currently looking for more volunteers;

  • YPAC ACE Committee
  • YPAC Local Support Committee
  • YPAC News Committee
  • YPAC Professional Development Committee
  • YPAC Technical Committee
  • YPAC Vitality Committee
  • YPAC Web Committee

Want to know more about the YPAC or volunteer to serve on one of the seven YPAC committees?  Contact:

Laurel Peterson
Chair, Young Professionals Advisory Council


Brad Waldron
Vice Chair, Young Professionals Advisory Council