York will host 2016 Connecting Young Nebraskans Summit

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February 15, 2016

Lincoln, Neb. — York has been selected as the site of the 2016 Connecting Young Nebraskans Summit. Young leaders from across the state will gather to network and build skills at the summit Oct. 27 and 28 at the Holthus Convention Center, 3130 Holen Ave. 

Connecting Young Nebraskans is a statewide network designed to connect, empower and retain young Nebraskans. CYN strives to enhance opportunities for individuals to benefit their communities through networking and learning experiences. The network is a dynamic and diverse group of 640 peers with a passion for making a difference, a willingness to learn and the desire to build important relationships to help shape the future of Nebraska.

Volunteers from across the state work together with CYN network coordinators Kayla Schnuelle and Jordyn Bader, both of the Rural Futures Institute at the University of Nebraska, to strategize and develop the summit. This will be the fifth CYN Summit.

"The energy and enthusiasm is contagious and I'm proud to have the opportunity to work with exceptional individuals from both the host community team in York and the CYN steering team," Schnuelle said.

The communities that applied for the summit were Alliance, Broken Bow, Columbus, Norfolk, Ord, West Point and York.

"This has been the best set of applications that we have received," Schnuelle said. "It is incredible how diverse the community planning teams were this year and how much energy the applications exuded."  

In its application, York shared many ideas that will bring fresh ideas to the agenda. 

"The summit bid has brought new excitement to the city of York and the chamber team," said Rhonda Veleba, Main Street coordinator and member of the host community planning team. "We are truly looking forward to welcoming the CYN participants and leaders to our community."

For the latest information on the 2016 summit, visit http://cyn.nebraska.edu or follow the network on Facebook and Twitter.

Support for the summit is provided in party by the Rural Futures Institute, along with various business and community partners. Those interested in sponsorship opportunities may contact Schnuelle at 402-472-2935 or kschnuelle@nebraska.edu.

Kayla Schnuelle
Rural Futures Institute

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