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Lawton starts new civic organization for young leaders and professionals

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- Calling all up and coming leaders! There's a brand-new organization coming to Lawton that's right up your alley.

It's called the Young Professionals of Lawton and, today, they held their kickoff luncheon which is just the beginning of the official launch weekend.

Started about a year ago by the Lawton/Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce, the civic organization will help young leaders connect with like-minded people. Aside from the social, civic, and business aspect of the group, it all comes down to one thing...

"Most importantly for us at the end of the day, this program will develop the economy. When young, talented leaders make a choice to stay in Lawton, pursue careers, raise their families in Lawton, the whole community wins. We got to keep young, talented leaders here in the community to move on and advance Lawton forward,” said Andrew Duffy, the YPL coordinator.

The kickoff weekend continues at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow at the Great Plains Technology Center for United Way's Day of Caring. Saturday, YPL will hold their after-party bash at the Apache Casino Hotel Event Center from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

For more information, visit their website at YPLAWTON.com.

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