Young Professional of the Year Award

2021 young professional of the year award

The  Young Professional of the Year recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of a highly motivated, emerging leader from YEP's membership.


  • Must be a current member of Young Erie Professionals
  • Applicant should demonstrate excellence, creativity, and show initiative in their company or profession.
  • Applicant should provide valuable service by contributing time and energy in service to community.
  • Applicant serves as a role model for others personally and professionally.
  • Must be between the ages of 21-40 years old.
  • At least 1 or more years of professional experience in their current career.
  • Not a current member of the YEP Leadership Committee
  • Winner must be in attendance at Celebration of Excellence (held the evening of July 27, 2021) to accept the award in person

2021 finalists

Jacob Bartko: Executive Director of Community Access Media

Breanna Watts: Director of Development at the Second Harvest Food Bank of NWPA

Erin Yates: Director of Operations & Partnerships at The Nonprofit Partnership

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