Adam Nugent is on a mission for York. You can see it in his eyes as he walks around the old building at 59 E. Market Street, the former home of York’s elite Lafayette Club.
Inside, he admires the history that dons the walls — a piece of the city’s past. Years ago, it was a place where ideas came to life and civic engagement thrived.
Today, the renovated building serves as York College’s Center for Community Engagement, and it’s a fitting place for the latest board meeting of the York Young Professionals, who are among a generation of innovative leaders writing York’s next chapter.
“YYP has a simple goal this year: to continue pushing Downtown York forward,” says Adam, the organization’s president. “We have a really strong group already active in that push and a membership base looking for even more ways to move toward that diverse and distinct vision of York that we’re all working to achieve.”
Redefining the young professional
The group is refining its mission by redefining what it means to be a York Young Professional.
While members range between their mid-20s to early 40s, young mostly refers to a state of mind, Adam says, and professional doesn’t necessarily mean someone dressed in a suit working an office job.