Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is comprised of PYP members in good standing who have been active members and are now interested in taking on a major leadership role in the organization. The board meets once a month and provides recommendations and feedback on new PYP initiatives.
Most Board of Director positions are one-year terms with applications due in January, and selection occurring in February. New board members begin their terms in April.
PYP members have the option to serve on various teams, dedicating their valuable time and energy to help promote the organization’s mission and execute its goals. Teams and programs are the driving force behind PYP’s long-term strategies, its member development, and its involvement in the community.
Each team and program has a chair who is selected by an interview committee, voted on by the board, and ratified by the membership.
PYP currently employs a part-time Director, Ms. Rachael Gillette, who is tasked by the Board of Directors to oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization. The Director assists the Board of Directors and the Leadership Team with ensuring ongoing excellence in the functioning of PYP; the Director maintains consistent quality in administration, fundraising, and communications. The Director also helps actively engage PYP volunteers, event committees, alumni, partner organizations, and funding donors.
The PYP office is at 41 N. Jefferson St., Suite 108, and is generally staffed Monday through Thursday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You are welcome to visit the PYP office, but please do call ahead at (850) 332-7820 and confirm with the Director that no meetings or events have been scheduled. The Director is also usually available to meet outside of scheduled office hours.