Welcome to ACEL!

You’ve taken an important step in your journey to become an even better leader in our community. We hope when your membership renews in one year that you’re even more connected, informed and involved than ever before. 

Get Involved

Join a committee

Joining one of our committees is a great way to get to know the young professionals taking leadership roles in our community. Reach out the chair of the committee you’re most interested in working with or simply attend one of the monthly meetings on our calendar.

Attend an event

Join us for a monthly happy hour or enjoy some of our other activities like volunteer days, and group activities. Check our calendar and follow us on Facebook to find out the latest. 

Your membership perks

Expand your network

Join our members only Slack community and engage fellow young professionals in an ongoing conversation about all things Gainesville. Be the first to hear about member discounts, new job opportunities and more: 

See who's who in the members directory

Check out your fellow young professionals in the members directory to learn more about them before going to an event. 

Discounts on events

ACEL members get discounts on our paid events — attend enough and membership pays for itself. 

Microgrants and Mentorship

Members are eligible to apply for microgrants of up to $200 for learning opportunities, as well as become part of our mentor matching program.