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Join the OC YEP Board!

OC YEP is looking for Board Members for 2023!


The Orange County Young & Emerging Planners (OC YEP) Group strives to create a social and professional network among students, young professionals, and the planning community. As part of the American Planning Association, Orange Section, OC YEP serves as a resource to engage other young, interested urban planners toward membership and involvement in APA conferences, workshops, and activities. Our goal is to create programs and activities that inspire, motivate, and connect with other members.


We are looking for dedicated students and young professionals who take initiative. We would like Board Members to take care of their committee tasks and provide support to other committees as needed. Board positions are a year-long commitment. The time commitment is estimated to be about 40 hours throughout the year between meetings (board meetings once a month (in person and zoom) with additional committee meetings as needed) and working with your team.


1. Professional Development (3-4 Board Members)

-Plan and host Professional Development Workshops focused on the different specialties of planning (i.e., environmental, land use, city planning, community, transportation)

-Example events: OC Planner Showcase, networking, firm tours, resume help

-Goal: Plan a minimum 4 professional development events

2. Social (3-4 Board Members)

-Plan and host social events that help YEP members meet their peers and more experienced planning professionals in a relaxed social environment

-Develop networks with other associations, public agencies and universities to find opportunities for collaboration on projects, programs and events

-Example events: Planner Social Hours (Happy Hours), bowling

-Goal: Plan a minimum 4 social events

3. Marketing (2 Board Members)

-Maintain YEP’s web presence by updating social media accounts and website

-Create marketing materials including event announcements and promotional items

-Goal: Engage and interact with students and young professionals; get more people to attend events

4. Student Liaisons (2 Board Members)

**Must be a current student through Fall 2023**

-Promote YEP events and solicit feedback for future events among students

-Connect with connect with students going to school or living in or near Orange County

-Notify the Board of student scheduling throughout the year

-Goal: Have students in attendance at each event

If you have any questions, please feel free to email, or contact Co-Chairs Brian Leung ( and Ebony Pradd (


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