NexGen Door County

NexGen Door County seeks to engage, energize and grow the next generation in our community. The mission of NexGen is to connect people in our community through exploration and collaboration by providing opportunities for people to network, learn and lead.

The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) proudly launched the NexGen Door County Young Professionals Network with two events in November and December 2015, and the group has been going strong ever since!

NexGen offers a regular schedule of events, including professional development, community service projects and social gatherings, throughout the length and breadth of the peninsula.

How do I get involved with NexGen?
Fill out a membership application and join for $50/year.

How do I find out more?
Like our Facebook Page, attend a NexGen event and talk to a steering committee member. (All events are posted on our Facebook page)

What is the time commitment?
We generally plan one event a month with the exception of summer. Attend as many events as you want – no minimum attendance required. For more information on joining the steering committee, talk to us at an event, contact us on our Facebook page or at

NexGen Seeking Nominations for ypAwards 2020

This year, we are excited to be expanding our young professional awards to two categories: A “Rising Star” for professionals 30 and under, as well as a “Shining Star” for those mid-career professionals between the ages of 31 and 40.

Both awards consider professional achievement, community involvement, and leadership at work and in the community at large. Please consider nominating someone great today!

Nominations are due at noon on Friday, March 27th.

Self-nominations are encouraged. Nominations need not be longer than a full page describing the nominee’s qualifications per the nomination requirements. Nomination forms can be found here:

Please send completed nominations via email to Tyler Pluff at by the 12:00 p.m. deadline on March 27th.

We can’t wait to celebrate our county’s up-and-comers with your help!