Young Professionals Interest Group

The mission of the ASDSO Young Professionals Interest Group (YP Group) is to engage young professionals (under 40) in the dam safety community through ASDSO participation and service. As the future stewards of dam safety, Young Professionals are a vital part of the dam safety community and the long-term stability of ASDSO. The committee will strive to increase membership within the Young Professionals demographic, plan and carry out ASDSO activities that are in line with the needs and interests of the rising generation, and encourage Young Professionals to participate in committee service or leadership roles within the Association. The YP Group was formed in 2017 in an effort to span an organizational gap between students (Education Outreach Committee) and the general ASDSO membership. The group's activities are consistent with the goals of the association's strategic plan.

Get Involved with ASDSO and the YP Group:

  • If you are not yet a member, we encourage you to check out the membership benefits ASDSO provides, including one free Webinar On-Demand for new members and a one-time discount on conferences for new members. Membership in ASDSO is a cost-effective way to stay engaged within the dam and levee safety community. Memberships for government employees, or those in the private sectors whose company is a member, are only $55 per year! Private sector employees whose company is not yet a member can join for only $110. If you are still a student, learn more about membership, as well as scholarship and paper contest opportunities here
  • Join the Young Professionals community on COLLABORATE where you can network with YP members from across the country and stay up-to-date on the latest information for YPs. In addition to the YP community check out all of the other great networking groups available on COLLABORATE. 
  • Many of ASDSO's committees are looking to recruit young professionals. If you are interested in becoming involved with an ASDSO Committee you can find current openings on the Volunteer Page of COLLABORATE!

YP Group Leadership: 

 The YP Group co-chairs represent the interest group, consult with the president and ASDSO executive staff, and lead interest group members in the fulfillment of the group's mission. To learn more about how you can become, involved contact Ross Brown at  

Upcoming Meetings and YP Events:

  • Spring Call: March 9, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern. Join us on Teams
  • Fall Meeting: TBD - held at Dam Safety 2022 in Baltimore, MD; September 18-22.