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Holland/Zeeland Young Professionals (HYP) was the first YP organization in West Michigan, sparking a trend that continues to grow and evolve. The organization was formed in light of Richard Florida’s book “Rise of the Creative Class” and the organized discussions held by the former Holland Area Chamber of Commerce (now the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce) and the City of Holland on how to make Holland “cool”.


2019 HYP Board Applications

Looking to get more involved and have a direct impact on our community? The HYP Board needs YOU! Consider applying for a HYP Board Position.

Open board positions:

  • Ad Hoc

  • Events Chair

  • Philanthropy Chair

  • Professional Development Chair

  • Strategic Partnerships Chair

  • Treasurer

  • Secretary

  • Vice President

Read more about our Board of Directors and their function >

Not ready for a board position yet? We hope you'll consider joining a committee then! Each of our committees is accepting new members! Contact Darlene Kuipers at dkuipers@behyp.org to learn more and find out what might be a good fit for you!



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We’re always looking for new, talented young professionals to join our committees. Contact us to learn more!

sponsorship opportunities

Interested in sponsoring HYP? We want to hear from you!

hyp fund

Learn about our recent grant awards, apply for a grant, or make a donation to our HYP Fund!