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Nominate a friend for the YP of the Year award

Do you know a young professional who has dedicated his or her past year to improving the livelihood of central Iowa communities?

We are seeking community leaders, peers, colleagues and friends to nominate a young professional you know personally, who exemplifies the behaviors in one of the four categories listed below.

Nominations will be accepted at through Nov. 16 at 11:59 p.m.

The 2016 YP of the Year categories:

YPC Amy Jennings YP Impact Award

This award goes to a young professional who made a significant impact on the young professional community and has showcased a dedication to creating a vibrant community that attracts and retains YPs.

YPC Ashley Okland YP Community Service Award

This award is given to a young professional who exemplifies the volunteerism and spirit of late YPC board member Ashley Okland in giving of his/her time, talents and other resources to community organizations.

Juice YP of the Year

This award recognizes a young professional who has made significant contributions for civic, charitable, entertainment or quality of life in central Iowa.

DSM Creative of the Year

The creative award goes to the person pushing creativity in his/her field, whether it be art, graphic design, music, food styling, interior design, architecture or another area of work or study and is committed to making central Iowa a desirable place to live.

The top three finalists per category will be revealed on Dec. 3 at 12 a.m. The public will have a chance to vote for the winner until Dec. 18 at 11:59 p.m.

The winners will be announced at the annual 2016 YP of the Year awards ceremony being held on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sticks, Inc. is your stop for the most up-to-date information.