Young Professionals in Government (YPG) is Nashville's only nonpartisan community of local, state, and federal young professionals in government. YPG provides its members with opportunities to learn, connect, and serve. 


Mission

Inspiring young professionals in local, state, and federal government through connection, development, and social impact.

Vision

Recognized as the premier community of purpose-driven young professionals in the public sector. 

Values

Fun & Compassion
Using energy and passion to transform the things we care about.

Open Mindedness & Inclusion
Listening first to introduce one another to new and different perspectives.

Excellence & Growth
Pursuing continuous personal and professional development in order to seek our highest selves.

Pay it Forward
We give back to our community to impact change.


Our Story

In 2016, a group of friends were at an open house event for young professionals hosted by the Nashville Chamber and noticed that, as usual, an organization for young people in government was missing. So naturally, we asked, "why not a group for Young Professionals in Government?". After countless meetings and even more coffee, they crafted a one-of-a-kind association for young professionals in government. 

It took time, but we think we've brought the right people together to make this idea a reality. Young Professionals in Government launched in 2017 with one goal in mind: Inspire young professionals in local, state, and federal government through connection, development, and social impact.

We created a logo to represent the unique attributes of government - strength, power, and history. The dome of a government building is an iconic symbol and is easily recognized and understood to represent “government.”

The three stars on each side of the dome is symbolic of the three branches of Government, Executive, Legislative, and Judicial, and the three levels of government, Federal, State, and Local, that YPG represents.