To compliment and build upon the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce’s advocacy efforts, the TCYP Advocacy group will continue to promote a positive community culture and focus on influencing decisions which have an impact on the following aspects of a Young Professional in northern Michigan:
- Quality of Life
- Job growth and creation
- Housing inventory & affordability
- General local business support
Any local YP is welcome to be a part of the TCYP Advocacy group! Members of the group will participate in general TCYP Advocacy updates and participate in the campaign to help influence the decision of focus.
A steering committee will be selected to lead the YP Advocacy Group in reviewing all local items up for debate or vote on an ongoing basis, and collectively choose particular topics for the Advocacy group to focus on. Once these topics are decided, the Advocacy group’s role will be to come to a consensus on a position and respective strategy to influence the outcome. The steering committee would then roll out the plan to the TCYP group, obtain feedback, and those interested in participating in the advocacy campaign are welcome to join in on the efforts.
Steering Committee Applications
If you are interested in being a part of the steering committee, please complete the online application. Applications will be reviewed using the following criteria:
- Engaged and appreciative of our community
- General understanding of key issues and local legislative processes
- Availability to attend city/county commission meetings when necessary
- The field in which they work in an attempt to bring diversity to the committee
CLICK HERE to view the Advocacy Steering Committee Presentation.