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Form a Chapter

YGL Chapter Formation

Interested in forming a Chapter of Young Government Leaders (YGL)?  Awesome!  Please be aware of the following requirements.

Cities/Areas suitable for YGL Chapters must have:

  • Population of federal employees that exceeds 10,000 (i.e. large pool of potential members)
  • At least one anchor agency from which to stem operations
  • Federal Executive Board (FEB) presence in the area (i.e. ensuring significant federal activity)
  • At least one major university in the immediate area

Still interested?  Before you begin, please contact Kourtney Thomas, YGL National Board’s co-chair for member services, at memberservices@younggov.org to discuss your ideas.

To create a Chapter with “Provisional” status, you must:

  • Form a leadership board/committee of 4-7 individuals
  • Create a charter for your chapter.  YGL National has bylaws for the overall non-profit organization, but each Chapter is asked to create a document that outlines important details specific to your initiative, such as:
    • Roles/responsibilities of the Chapter board, including length of term and how board will be elected/selected for future years
    • Meeting frequency and logistics
    • Goals/ideas for the Chapter
    • Recruitment strategy and timeline
    • Create Chapter page on the YGL website.  Members may begin to sign-up once this page is created.
    • Have at least one Chapter representative attend the bi-monthly YGL Presidents’ Conference Calls (1st Tuesday of every other month)

Accomplished all of that?  Send an email to the Member Services Co-Chairs at memberservices@younggov.org certifying that all requirements have been met, and attach a copy of your Chapter bylaws.

To become a Chartered Chapter, you must:

  • 100 members signed-up through YGL website
  • Have been in existence for 6 months (since the date that all Provisional requirements were met)
  • Have held at least 3 events
  • Create and maintain a Chapter budget

You’re not done yet… It’s important that Chapters stay active and relevant to their members.

To remain an Active Chapter, you must:

  • Hold at least ONE event per year in each of the following categories: Social (e.g. YGL happy hour), Volunteer/Community (e.g. YGL team at 5K charity run), and Professional Development (e.g. YGL seminar on leadership in public sector)
  • Have at least one Chapter representative attend the bi-monthly YGL Presidents’ Conference Calls (1st Tuesday of every other month)
  • Continue to update the Chapter’s page(s) on the YGL website

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