Economic Development & Government Affairs
PYP was founded on a purpose to be a voice for young people in our community to support local initiatives that create positive change for our community and young people.

Economic Development

Pensacola Young Professionals was founded on a mission to create change in our community by helping to bring the Maritime Park project to life. Since then, we’ve spent over a decade giving our members access to information and opportunities to educate themselves on the continued growth and economic development of our community.

Government Affairs

We are passionate about bringing causes and issues to our members that will help make Pensacola a better place to live, work, and play. You’ll find opportunities to get involved in these issues, learn about political candidates during our candidate forums, and exclusive access to conversations with our local government officials. 


Cause Support

We regularly poll our members on the latest issues that effect the quality of life of our membership and make a public stance in support or against.



We’re in the business of educating our members on the latest happenings that are important to our community and our young professionals.


Candidate Support

While we’ll support causes, we have a strict political policy ensuring that the organization does not endorse any specific candidate or political party.



Come with an open mind and positive attitude. You’ll get what you put in and you’ll get more as an active participant.

Upcoming EDGA Events


There are so many great things about PYP. PYP provided me the opportunity to learn more about leadership through volunteering, developing a committee and leading the organization. There’s very few organizations where you can learn to lead teams of 3 to 20, lead a team of 8-12 leaders, work alongside businesses of all sizes and the importance of personal connection. It helped me experience excitement, success, fear and failure. My involvement with PYP has been invaluable to me in many more ways than 2-3 sentences will provide.

Kristine Rushing
Joined PYP in 2007
Beck Partners


Our EDGA Team leaders help shape our economic development & government affairs programming throughout the year. If there’s something you think we should be doing or you have a great location or opportunity, let us know!


Join the Team

We’re always looking for dedicated YPs to assist in the planning and execution of our EDGA programs. The EDGA team meets regularly. To learn how to be a part, email our EDGA leadership!

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