POSTPONED: iTYP - Influence Thurston Young Professionals
iTYP - Influence Thurston Young Professionals
First launching in June 2019, Influence Thurston Young Professionals, is a new program of Thurston Young Professionals (TYP), designed to connect TYPs with business leaders in our region.
TYP is looking to help bridge the distance between entering into a professional work environment and the management and/or executive career paths.
On April 22nd, Young Professionals will hear from City of Lacey Mayor Andy Ryder.
Andy Ryder was elected to Lacey City Council in 2009 and elected to be Mayor in 2014. He currently serves the City of Lacey on the Finance and Economic Development and the General Government committees. He also represents Lacey as the Chair of the Transportation Policy Board for the Thurston Regional Planning Council.
He has been the owner of Shur-Kleen Car Wash, a chain of seven environmentally friendly car washes that serve the Puget Sound region, buying his first location over 20 years ago.
In 2013, the Mayor was appointed to two key committees by the National League of Cities' (NLC) leadership: the Military Communities Council and the Transportation Infrastructure and Services Steering Committee. He currently serves on the NLC Race, Equity and Leadership Council and was the first elected official in Lacey’s history to serve on the National League of Cities’ Board of Directors in 2017.
In 2019 Mayor Ryder was also selected to be the first Honorary Commander of the 446th Airlift Wing stationed at JBLM and elected to the Board of Directors of the Washington Retail Association.