Councilmember, District 7
Originally born in Indiana, Derek moved to Gig Harbor with his family at the age of 8. He attended Peninsula public schools and after coming home from college, Derek worked in the private sector in finance and consulting.
At 21, Derek was asked to run for Gig Harbor City Council. Winning reelection 3 more times, he spent 16 years leading locally and regionally on growth, transportation, and budget policy. In 2015 Derek was again called to run for Pierce County Council. As member of the Council, Derek represents District #7 which covers the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsulas, Islands, and parts of North and West Tacoma.
He chairs the Community Development Committee which directs land use, environment, and park policy. He also serves as vice-chair of the Public Safety, Human Services, & Budget Committee responsible for law enforcement, corrections, justice, public health, and human services.
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Posted on May 29, 2019
Pierce County is in a state of opioid crisis. Councilmember Derek Young, District 7 discusses briefly some of the hard work being done to address this crisis in our community.
External Boards & Commissions
District 7 Councilmember Derek Young currently serves on the following external boards and commissions.
|Alliance for a Healthy South Sound Executive Board||Member|
|Executive Board of the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center||Alternate|
|Joint Determining Board ||Member|
|Performance Audit Committee||Member|
|Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors||Member|
|Pierce County Regional Council||Member|
|Pierce County Reserves Officers Board of Trustees||Alternate|
|Puget Sound Regional Council Growth Management Policy Board||Member|
|Rainier Communications Commission||Member|
|Sewerage & Water General Plan Review Committee||Member|
|South Sound Military & Communities Partnership-|
Elected Officials Council
|Tacoma Narrows Airport Advisory Commission||Ex-Officio|
|Tacoma Pierce County Health Board||Member|
|Transfer of Development Rights Committee||Alternate|
|Transportation Benefit District||Member|
|Washington State Association of Counties Board of Directors||Alternate|
|Washington State Association of Counties Legislative Steering Committee||Member|
|Zoo and Trek Authority||Member|