About the Blue Water Young Professionals
The Blue Water Young Professionals (BWYP) is a nonprofit community group that prides itself on enhancing the Blue Water Area. Started in the fall of 2009, we’ve continued to grow and prosper in both membership and involvement in our community. In the spring of 2011, through our “I Will Stay If…” initiative, the BWYP identified two areas of focus with the help of area residents. Our two main focus areas are downtown & nightlife enhancement and arts appreciation and growth. It is our belief that placemaking is one of, if not the key element in today’s economy. Developing an attractive place draws the type of young, creative people who in turn create jobs and stability for the future. We’re dedicated to making the Blue Water Area a place young professionals want to stay, play, shop and give back!
The BWYP mission is to be a catalyst of community enhancement for the Blue Water Area by collaborating with fellow forward-thinking, community-oriented individuals who are active in the civic, social and business activities of our region. We plan all of our activities around making the Blue Water Area a place where young professionals want to stay, play, shop and give back! The two main focus areas of the BWYP is downtown & nightlife enhancement and arts appreciation and growth.
Board of Directors
- President: Adam J. Armbruster, D.C.
- Vice President: Jacquelyn Hanton, CTFA
- Secretary: Korissa Wilkins
- Treasurer: Matthew Gregor
- Chairman: Leo Colantuono
- Sarah Grewe
- Kendra Lake
- Audrey Sochor
- Lindsey Adams-Fitchett
- Rafe MacKenzie