Young Professionals Ocala


Emerging Leaders of Ocala is now Young Professionals Ocala! Same networking, learning and connecting mission but a new, more recognizable name. 

The mission of YPO is to provide young professionals of Ocala/Marion County with a forum for influence to greater understand community issues, develop leadership skills, give back to the community and promote the growth of Ocala and all of Marion County.

To join this dynamic organization for young professionals, please fill out the online application.

About Young Professionals Ocala

Young Professionals Ocala is the group for young professionals in Marion County. YPO is dedicated to making the community a better place to live by connecting, engaging and empowering each other both personally and professionally.  From Networking and Professional Development to Community Service, YPO meets the needs of young professionals throughout the community.


Networking is more than exchanging a card when you join YPO. Our events allow members to create meaningful professional and social connections that expand their resources in our growing community. Our Leaders' Lunch events offer a casual atmosphere for members to network and make new acquaintances.

Professional Development

As young professionals, it is important to have a diverse and continuously growing toolbox of professional skills. Through events such as our Leaders' Lunches, YPO Excursions, and C-Suite Perspectives, there are several opportunities to expand not only your personal skill set, but increase your knowledge of local businesses and issues and to connect with senior level professionals. 

Community Service

Giving back to our Marion County is a major goal of YPO. With a diverse list of community service activities to choose from, members are able to find a cause that is tailored to fit their personal passions. YPO offers planned, group community service opportunities as well as ongoing opportunities to choose at leisure.

Join a YPO Committee 

YPO offers a variety of areas you can join to be a leader among leaders. Join a committee today for your chance to strengthen as an individual. If you are interested in joining a committee email Andrea Bailey.

Committee Areas

Thanks to our 2018-2019 sponsor: