Join us for our Annual Dinner /Leadership Awards on Thursday, April 12th at 5:30pm at Baker Lofts (in the Baker Events by Gilmore space).
This event showcases our signature 2018 HYP Leadership Awards and will feature engaging speakers Representatives Daniela Garcia and Jim Lilly and incredible community leaders as table hosts. We'll also be celebrating and hearing from our 2018 Young Professional of the Year, Sarah Yore-Van Oosterhout, Executive Director at Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates.
Check out our list of table hosts here.
The evening will feature a cash bar cocktail hour with appetizers compliments of The Gilmore Collection - Gilmore Catering, dinner by Gilmore Catering, conversation and an intimate opportunity to connect with and hear from entrepreneurs and leaders in our community.
Elisabeth Marie Photography & Design will take complimentary head shots for young professionals needing a new or refreshed professional photo. This is available to the first 30 participants.
Special thanks to our cocktail hour sponsors:
HYP has once again invited established community leaders to join us as table hosts at this year's annual dinner. Closer to the event, information about seating options/table hosts will be emailed to you.
Cost: $39/person (includes appetizers, dinner, dessert)
Menu: Herb roasted chicken breast with pesto and grape tomatoes, fresh vegetables, and whipped potatoes - or - quinoa and vegetable fried rice (vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free), fresh vegetables, and whipped potatoes. All entrees come with a chopped Caesar Salad, roll, and cupcake desert.
About the speakers:
State Representative Daniela Garcia
DISTRICT: State Rep. Daniela García was first elected to serve the 90th District in the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2014. The 90th District encompasses parts of Ottawa County, including the cities of Holland, Hudsonville and Zeeland, and the townships of Holland, Jamestown and Zeeland.
COMMITTEES: Rep. García is Vice Chair of the House Commerce and Trade Committee. She is also a member of the Education Reform, Health Policy, and Elections and Ethics committees.
EDUCATION: Rep. García is a graduate of West Ottawa High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan as well as a Master’s degree in Education Policy and Administration from Catholic University.
PROFESSIONAL: Before taking office, Rep. García amassed an impressive decade of public policy work at the federal and state levels. As an advisor to former U.S. Representative Pete Hoekstra, she assisted with the development of policy relating to K-12 and higher education as well as health care issues. García also worked for the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce as advisor to the chairman, working to reform the federal No Child Left Behind program. Prior to serving as state representative, she was employed by Spectrum Health.
COMMUNITY: Rep. Garcia has been involved in the greater Holland community through a variety of organizations, and served on the boards of the Children’s After School Achievement Program (CASA), Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan, and Kids’ Food Basket.
State Representative Jim Lilly
DISTRICT: Rep. Jim Lilly was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2016. He represents the 89th District, which includes the townships of Grand Haven, Olive, Park, Port Sheldon, Robinson, Blendon, Crockery and Spring Lake, and the cities of Ferrysburg and Grand Haven.
EDUCATION: Lilly, a graduate of West Ottawa High School, received his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from John Carroll University. He is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking and the Wharton Executive Leadership Program. Jim is currently pursuing his master’s in Business Administration at Grand Valley State University
PROFESSIONAL: Lilly was Vice President and Commercial Banking Team Leader, at Macatawa Bank in 2012-2016. He previously worked as Relationship Manager at The Bank of Holland, Corporate Banking Officer at National City Bank, and Key Corporate and Investment Banking analyst at Key Bank.
COMMUNITY: Lilly is a member of the Board of Directors at Lakeshore 504, and has previously been president at Holland Area Arts Council, past Fund Development Director of Holland Young Professionals, and president at Holland Professional Club.
Questions? Email HYP President Heather Gill Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org