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.
In 1997, at the age of 21, Derek was first elected to the Gig Harbor City Council. Winning reelection three more times, he spent 16 years leading locally and regionally on growth, transportation, and budget policy. In 2015 Derek was elected to the Pierce County Council winning reelection in 2019. As a member of the Council, Derek represents District #7, which covers the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsulas, Islands, and parts of North and West Tacoma.
A recognized leader on land use and environmental issues, Derek has chaired the Community Development Committee. He also serves on the Public Safety Committee and in 2020 took over as Chair of the Human Services Committee. As Executive Pro Tem he is a member of the Council’s Rules Committee.
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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.
Standing Committee Memberships
District 7 Councilmember Derek Young currently serves on the following standing committees.
|Rules and Operations Committee||Executive Pro-Tempore|
|Community Development Committee||Vice-Chair|
|Human Service Committee||Chair|
|Public Safety,Human Services and Budget Committee||Member|
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 Executive Board||Member|
|Puget Sound Regional Council Growth Management Policy Board||Member|
|Puget Sound Regional Council Operations Committee||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 Legislative Steering Committee||Member|
|Water Utility Coordinating Committee||Member|
|West Sound Partners for Ecosystem Recovery (WSPER)||Member|
|Zoo and Trek Authority||Member|