District 7


Derek Young

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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Ph: 253-798-6654
Fx: 253-798-7509

Councilmember Assistant
John Jolibois

  County-City Building
10th Floor RM 1046
930 Tacoma Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA 98402

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Standing Committees & External Boards

Standing Committee Memberships

District 7 Councilmember Derek Young currently serves on the following standing committees.

Standing CommitteePosition
Community Development Committee
Economic and Infrastructure Development Committee
Public Safety,Human Services and Budget Committee
Vice Chair

External Boards & Commissions

District 7 Councilmember Derek Young currently serves on the following external boards and commissions.

Standing CommitteePosition
Alliance for a Healthy South Sound Executive Board
Executive Board of the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center
Joint Determining Board  
Performance Audit CommitteeMember
Flood Control Zone District Board of SupervisorsMember
Pierce County Regional CouncilMember
Pierce County Reserves Officers Board of TrusteesAlternate
Puget Sound Regional Council Growth Management Policy BoardMember
Rainier Communications CommissionMember
Sewerage & Water General Plan Review CommitteeMember
South Sound Military & Communities Partnership-
Elected Officials Council
Tacoma Narrows Airport Advisory CommissionEx-Officio
Tacoma Pierce County Health BoardMember
Transfer of Development Rights CommitteeAlternate
Transportation Benefit DistrictMember
Washington State Association of Counties Board of DirectorsAlternate
Washington State Association of Counties Legislative Steering CommitteeMember
Zoo and Trek AuthorityMember

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Pierce County Council District 7
County-City Building 
10th Floor RM 1046

930 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402

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