HYDROPOWER IN ASPEN
These waters are turning! Come to Holden/Marolt to learn about the history of hydropower in Aspen. We were the first city west of the Mississippi to power our street lights by hydropower, and it’s still a hot topic today.
NON-PROFIT WINE TASTING
HOTEL JEROME l BALLROOM
Don't miss this unique chance to discover the variety of amazing non-profit organizations in the Roaring Fork Valley, all in one convenient venue. Meet the passionate people behind more than 30 local non-profits and learn about the organizations' missions and volunteer opportunities, while enjoying wines and snacks.
This is a great opportunity to get involved in the Aspen community and meet fellow AYPA members in a relaxed social setting.
ASPEN YOUNG PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION
Aspen Young Professionals Association (AYPA) was formed in early 2003 by a group of nine young professionals living and/or working in Aspen who wanted to network with other young professionals in the Aspen community.
One of the goals of the group is to help recruit and retain a young, vibrant professional community in Aspen and the surrounding area. The high cost of living and limited opportunities for professionals in Aspen has contributed to what is often referred to as "brain drain" where educated, young professionals migrate to larger cities for better opportunities.
A second focus of AYPA is to enhance the quality of life for young professionals in this area by providing networking opportunities, volunteer opportunities, and educational opportunities. These professionals wanted to contribute to the community. Thus, from these objectives, a mission statement was derived.
Community Awareness and Involvement
Here are a few of our members at our networking event which helped to build the professional community in the valley and allowed our members to connect with one another. To see all our pictures simply click on the link below.