Social Integration and Community Planning Committee
YP Portal Governance Board
The Social Integration & Community Planning Committee of the YP Portal Governance Board is a joint committee with the funding partners of the YP Portal Governance Board, Chico's FAS, Lee Health, and SWFL Community Foundation, as well as the other initiators of the YP Portal, the Horizon Council and it's partner the Lee County Economic Development Office. The current members of the governance board are Young Professionals Inc., the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, and Young Professionals of Naples. CCYP - Charlotte County Young Professionals is expected to be added shortly.
In 2016 some new names such as Unified Community, and Community United was being brainstormed for this committee.
In February of 2017, the Social Integration and Community Planning Committee was renamed to the YP Portal Advisory Committee.
The initial purpose of the committee was to "develop traction around engaging young professionals in our community." However, from the committee arose the wish to include all of the major employers in Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties, as well as many non-profits in the area. The purpose is to help our local employers limit attrition, by connecting their employees to the community. The employers have recognized there is a large cost associated with recruiting and moving new employees to the area, and then training them, only to have to refill those positions when the employees don't feel at home here in Southwest Florida, and leave.
The YP Portal Governance Board, our funding partners, the Horizon Council, the Lee County Economic Development Office and others wish to create a true alliance of community organizations and employers, focused on helping these recruits develop roots in this community, and truly feel Southwest Florida is their new home.
The new purpose of the YP Portal Advisory Committee is to provide a missing component for the YP Portal Governance Board and its funding partners to meet and discuss:
In 2016 the names that had been considered for the committee had been:
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