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Welcome to the Young Professionals Committee!

Our Vision

Ushering in and supporting future leaders of the water industry through member engagement, outreach, and association growth.


Provide value to our membership with career advancement opportunities involving education, training, and networking. Maintain involvement with the public by helping the industry effectively communicate water and environmental issues and through collaboration with related organizations.

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2017 YP Chair:  Clayton Freed (
2017 YP Vice-Chair:  Nashita Naureen (


Join Us

The Young Professionals (YP) Committee meets monthly to plan for and coordinate committee activities.  Meetings are typically held on the 1st or 2nd Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:00 PM. Please contact Clayton Freed at for upcoming committee meeting locations, dates, and times.


Interested in some of the things we do, check out our meeting minutes in the link below.

Meeting Minutes


What We Do


Regardless of your specific discipline in the water industry, the YP Committee is a great place to start with the association and to get exposed to a variety of water professionals and activities.  Our Committee consists of Young Professionals (35 year of age or younger OR ten or fewer years of experience in the industry) with an enthusiasm for the industry.  Members consist of consultants, contractors, vendors, and municipal folks.

Key initiatives include:

  • Educational Outreach
  • Student Engagement
  • Professional Development
  • Networking Activities
  • Community Service  


The YP committee coordinates several events and activities including:

Fresh Ideas Contest

Student Poster Contest

Future City



and much, much more... 

Board Liaison
Jeanne M. Jensen
Clayton Freed
Vice Chair
Nashita Naureen

more Events

Luncheon Program: The Advisory Panel on Emerging Contaminants Report-Recommendations-Action

Membership Committee Meeting

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