Pictured above 2019 Advisory Council and Committee Chairs/Chair Elects


Front (left to right): James Robben (Chair Elect) and Chelsey Ladd (Chair) 


Back (left to right): Jessica Moffitt, Dhani Caldwell, Noelle Husmann (Secretary), Lisa Nemnich, Tyler Halligan, Audrey Werth, Sarah Wasinger, Jessica Norris, Brady Reed, Brittney Squire, Schuyler Coates, Kaiti Dinges


The mission of Hays Area Young Professionals (HAYP) is to promote the development, recruitment and retention of young professionals in the Hays area; to build a bond between the business community and young professionals; and to help make the Hays area the best place to live, serve, work, and play. 

Who We Are

The HAYP organization is an arm of the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce.  Guidance for this group is provided by the Advisory Council. We are inspired by the wants and needs of the community, and we are here to make a difference. Individuals between the ages of 21-40, seeking to expand their business and professional contacts, interested in giving back to the Hays community, looking to meet new people socially, or those just willing to have a little fun! To learn more, view the links below.


About HAYP

Frequently Asked Questions



HAYP has three committees that assist with keeping our membership engaged and connected to the Hays community. For a detailed description of each of the committees listed below, reference the 'About HAYP' document linked above. We are always looking for new committee members to help with events and generate new ideas. Contact the Chamber at hayscc@discoverhays.com for more information on how to get involved. Meeting information for each of the committees are as follows:

  • Civic/Volunteer combined with Social/Networking Committee 
              Meeting information - The first Thursday of every month, CBD American Shaman, 12:15pm. No RSVP needed.
  • Membership Development Committee 
              Meeting information - The fourth Wednesday of every month, The Press, Noon. No RSVP needed.

Benefits to Employers

HAYP is a great way to attract and retain young professionals for a stronger economy. It's an opportunity to save recruiting costs – the networks of your best and brightest employees are your most valuable referral source. HAYP can help educate your employees in areas such as leadership, community and economic development, and building their network of contacts. View the full listing of benefits at the link below.


Benefits to HAYP Employers Guide


YP? Y not?

Hear directly from a few of our members why they chose Hays Area Young Professionals

Want to join?

For questions about HAYP membership fees, click the link below.

To become a member of HAYP, please complete the membership application below and return to the chamber at:


Hays Area Chamber of Commerce, 2700 Vine St., Hays, KS 67601





Membership Application


Have more questions? Resources for new and current members


Creating an Online Chamber Profile

Reoccurring HAYP Events

Chamber Calendar of Events

Advisory Council Application

Community Incentives for HAYP Members

SWOT Analysis Report 2018

HAYP By-Laws (Revised 2019)


Current members, share your HAYP feedback here. This is an anonymous, virtual comment box. 

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