Hi. We're Young Government Leaders in Chicago.

An official chapter of the national professional organization for government employees. Roll up your sleeves, join us, and let's get to work.

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Here's what we do.

We provide opportunities for government employees at the local, state, and federal levels.


YGL Chicago fosters a network of public servants and facilitates collaboration, serving shared interests. Go beyond the office through outreach events and service projects.


YGL Chicago promotes growth, hosting career development programs and events. Expect to strengthen and expand leadership competencies in a supportive environment.


Spark innovation by drawing on experience of public servants, community members, and established leaders, YGL Chicago is a shared stage where government leaders unite.

We're the Executive Board.

Diverse, passionate, engaged. Come meet us!

Summer Alsuradi

Chapter President

From Chicago (sorta), USCIS is home base, loves globes, the color orange and anyone who says her last name correctly (ex points for Arabic)!

Kristy Lockhart

Chapter Vice-President

Kristy loves cats, mid century modern design and content marketing, in that order. She lives in Rogers Park with her wife and two really old cats.

Cyrus Sethna

Communications Director

Civic technologist and firm believer in disruptive tech solutions to deliver government services. USGSA, netizen, rescue diver, conservationist, and RPCV.

McKinley Noster

Membership Director

Senior Advisor to the Federal Executive Board of Chicago. Reader, writer, runner, rock-climber. Peace Corps Mission to China 2012 - 2014.

Here's all the stuff we do.

We provide opportunities for government employees at the local, state, and federal levels to:

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