Boise Young Professionals members and non-members gathered on December 14, 2022 to participate in the first annual YP Summit. Entitled Empowering the Leaders of Tomorrow, attendees learned about tools to help them develop as leaders in their communities. During the Breakout Session #1B, Jimmy Hallyburton and Erin Anderson shared their thoughts about Community Engagement and Volunteerism and why it's important to give back.
During the session, moderated by Emily Baker of Portman Square Group, a microphone was passed around the audience and an impressive number of people shared about the non-profit work and volunteering they do for the betterment of the Treasure Valley. A big takeaway for those who attended was shared by Jimmy Hallyburton. He suggested trying to volunteer at several different places until you find one that fits the culture you are looking for. Hallyburton said that it may be in a completely different sector than you imagined, but if the culture is right, you'll know that's where you're supposed to be.
About Emily Baker
With first-hand knowledge grounded in a deep understanding of government and public affairs, Emily designs and leads game-changing public outreach campaigns for projects and initiatives that change minds and create action. A fifth-generation Idahoan, Emily spent nearly fifteen years between DC and New York before moving back to Idaho with her husband Mike and their three boys.
About Erin Anderson
Erin Anderson is obsessed with improving operations and helping others find innovative ways to solve the tough challenges of any organization. She especially digs working with staff to inspire and develop a team to learn, grow and succeed. She has over 15 years of experience with non-profits.
About Jimmy Hallyburton
Jimmy was elected to Boise City Council in 2019, and in 2021, led the City of Boise’s Pathways Master Plan process that approved 110 miles of off-street walking and biking pathways across Boise’s neighborhoods. He is also the creator of Boise Goathead Fest and Boise Bicycle Project. Jimmy believes that beautiful change happens when people slow down, share space and come together to get their hands dirty.
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