Young Professionals Focus Group (YPFG)


Based on a recommendation by the Early Career Task Force, the YPFG was established to assist AGA in appealing to generations of future leaders. The focus group serves as a resource for AGA staff and leaders. 

YPFG top five

The YPFG examined AGA benefits to determine what they could recommend to add value for the young professional member. Their top five recommendations follow.

  • Education: add complimentary member-only webinars.
  • Networking: expand social networking;  create scholarships for chapters to hold specific networking events.
  • Mentoring: create an online mentoring program.
  • Member benefits: institute national conference incentives to attract more young professionals.
  • Accountability: identify best practices for all areas of government: federal, state, local and tribal.

Based on the YPFG top five, AGA is working to create programs and services to enhance young professional membership, engagement and opportunities. 

Serving on the YPFG

Members of the YPFG serve for renewable one-year terms. The focus group communicates via email and meets by phone on an as-needed basis to discuss ongoing projects.