Who We Are

The ABNY Young Professionals Network was created in 2011, after ABNY's 40th Anniversary, with the hopes of cultivating the next generation of New York's civic leaders. The Young Professionals events are a unique opportunity for the future leaders of New York City to get together to network, learn more about the ABNY mission and explore the strong tradition of civic engagement. The ABNY Young Professionals have hosted industry leaders, topical experts and thought influencers to discuss the importance of civic engagement and generally raise awareness about the critical issues facing our city and state. 

What We Do

What's On Tap events  bring together ABNY's Young Professionals and prominent voices in politics and policy across New York City. ABNY's Young Professionals get the opporunity to develop and deepen connections with city leaders and learn more about how these individuals are creating an impact in New York City. Past What's on Tap events have welcomed leaders such as Ritchie Torres, New York City Council Member for the 15th Council District, Nisha Agarwal, the Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, and Melissa DeRosa, the Secretary to the Governor. 

Boardroom Breakfasts are an opporunity for civic leaders across the nonprofit, government, and private sectors, to speak to ABNY's Young Professionals in an intimate setting about who they are, what they do, and their vision for New York City. 

ABNY Talks are educational series that bring in experiernced experts and influencers to deliver digestable explanations on complex urban and policy issues. These presentations teach ABNY's Young Profesioanls the fundamentals behind important and complex civic issues and give the Young Professional's insight into how and why policy decisions get made. Each presentation is also filmed and featured online. Past talks include: The City Budget and How it Works led by Preston Niblack, the Deputy Comptroller of Budget , NYC City Council 101, led by Christine Quinn, President and CEO of WIn, New York Courts and How They Work, led by Honorable Judge Jonathan Lippman. 

Policy Briefs give ABNY's Young Professionals an overview and update on current events and policy issues in an hour or less. Previous Policy Briefs have focused on the need-to-know items of the New York budget and have explained the budget's impact on all New Yorkers. 

Tours, in locations ranging from Governor's Island to Hudson Yards to LaGuardia Airport, give ABNY's Young Professionals the opporunity to visit exclusive spaces and projects all across New York City. These tours are often led by leaders of the development or organization and offer a unique experience to connect with influencers and to gain a deeper understanding of the city.

In addition to all of these events, ABNY's Young Professionals have the opporuntiy to win complementary tickets to select events such as ABNY's signature Power Breakfasts, exclusive panels, and events across the city.

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