WPC launches Young Professionals Club at the University of Washington

March 9, 2014

Washington Policy Center, a non-profit, independent research organization based in Seattle, launched an extension of its Young Professionals group with an official University of Washington Club, WPC Young Professionals @ UW, last night in the University District.

WPC’s Young Professionals group engages and educates future leaders about public policy issues facing our state and works to get young people involved in policy. The group launched in the spring of 2010 and boasts a membership upwards of 200 people in their 20s and 30s.

Last night’s UW Club kickoff event was held at a popular local restaurant in Seattle’s University District. WPC Board Chairman Greg Porter, President Dann Mead Smith and other board members were in attendance, giving the packed room of students an overview of the mission of WPC and the importance of investing in the next generation of leaders.

“There is a moral obligation to be informed about policy and it is heartening to see the sheer number of you interested in getting involved at such an early stage. Our hope is that you would share your interest and news about WPC Young Professionals @ UW so that we have a generation of leaders who are better informed and prepared for the next stage of life, after college,” said WPC Chairman Greg Porter, addressing the students at the launch event. 

“We appreciate the leadership of our new UW club officers, especially Club President Alec Kimble, and are excited about launching this new branch of our YP group at UW and to see so many students at our kickoff who are interested in learning about the important issues facing our state. We look forward to working with them to better prepare them as future leaders of our state,” remarked Dann Mead Smith, president of WPC.

For more information about WPC’s UW Club, please visit the website at: http://www.wpcypuw.com or contact Sydney Jansen, 206.937-9691.