Council Member Nancy Young
Nancy Diane Young was elected to Tracy City Council November 2012. Her desire to serve on the City Council is to be a Fresh Voice, an Advocate for the citizens of Tracy and bring a true balance of representation to our political structure and a passion and concern for people to see development of true community; the crossing of racial, generational, political, and economic boundaries in the common goals of our youth, seniors, families, businesses, and economic development.
Nancy is a woman with a passion for people and helping others achieve growth and deliverance in their lives through mentoring and ministering through words and dance. She’s authored 5 published books, attained a Bachelors degree in Mass Communications from UC Berkeley, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, a Minister’s License from Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, and Ordination as Pastor from Shield of Faith International.
She has been active in her community since her youth. From the early 1980s, she began mentoring and tutoring as well as volunteering at senior homes. She founded His Image Fremont Youth Group and Women of Integrity. Later she mentored through The Young Scholars Program in Oakland assisting teens through the pre through post college process and experience. Throughout her children’s education, she has been a home school teacher, school volunteer, math tutor, class mom, and avid supporter of her children’s sports and entrepreneurial efforts. Currently, she heads Living On Purpose, a weekly mentoring class for the youth of Tracy, is project manager at JPMorgan, a publishing entrepreneur of His Image Publishing, co-pastor of His Image Ministries, and an active Board member/Director of Tracy African American Association, Tracy Kiwanis, Tracy Boys and Girls Club; Mentor Leader and Speaker for the Student Discovery Program, Team member for Share the Scoop, and Advocate for the Golden Agers.
Nancy resides in Tracy with her husband of more than 20 years, James. Her greatest achievement in her eyes is that she is the proud mother of four children (Benjamin, Michael, Lydia, and Nathaniel), four step-children (Charmayne, James, Jr., Shaun, and Shannon), and six grandchildren (Leonard III, Omar, Shannon, Jr., Rachael, Shantez, and Sharmayne).
She believes that if we, the community of Tracy, come together and collectively make our voices heard, we can make Tracy an even better place to live and do business. As a community we are poised to bring many new businesses to Tracy and she will continue to wave the banner that Tracy has a lot to offer, and rally to have a full complement of positive things to offer that will attract business and families alike, including a safe community, a variety of housing options, and recreational activities for our youth and other opportunities for our future.