I maximize my PICK membership by: Attending the Power Breakfasts as well as being on the Board of Directors and the Civic Involvement Committee.

michael Hadley

civic engagement chair

I am: 28

I’m a young professional at: Western Municipal Water District

I get involved in my community through the following organization(s): PICK, EastHills Business Council (Greater Riverside Chamber), Valley Young Professionals (Temecula Valley Chamber)

I’m proud of this achievement: Obtaining my Master of Public Policy degree.

I am a happy resident in the City of: Temecula

My career goals are to: Grow to be in a position that provides the most benefit to the most amount of people; Become a General Manager for a water agency/district; Potentially get directly involved with politics someday.

My professional motto is: Only by empowering the people around you will you elevate yourself and those people to the next level.

My advice to other YoPros is: Start with PICK, and then eventually begin going to other events and volunteer opportunities in order to get more locally engaged. Also, meet one-on-one for coffee or lunch with other young professionals – don’t “network”, build relationships!

When I’m not working or volunteering, you can find me: At a brewery, winery, Disneyland, or visiting family in San Diego with my wonderful lady, Kristin.

I joined PICK because: I’m not from Riverside (San Diego), and wanted to become connected locally with young professionals like me, as well as enjoy opportunities to positively influence the region.

PICK is awesome because: of the Board of Directors and the connections/friendships you make by involved with PICK.

I maximize my PICK membership by: Attending the Power Breakfasts as well as being on the Board of Directors and the Civic Involvement Committee.

The issues in Riverside that I care about most are: Economic growth, water supply, water quality, and improving regional cooperation on all issues.