Nancy Diane Young was elected to the Tracy City Council in November 2012 and reelected in 2016. Her desire to serve on the City Council continues to be a fresh, yet proven and effective voice for the community of Tracy, echoing your voice because, “Your Voice Matters!” Her commitment is to preserve our family-oriented community, place more focus on bringing new business, and jobs to Tracy, while nurturing existing businesses; strengthening our public safety; and addressing youth and senior needs. As a champion of Measure V, she continues to strive diligently to ensure every penny is spent to honor our citizen’s voice in bringing much-needed amenities to Tracy.
Her personal motto:
"I come prepared to every meeting with two things: enough information to form an opinion and enough openness to change my mind."
Nancy is a woman with passion and concern for people to see development of true community; the crossing of racial, generational, political, and economic boundaries, accentuating common goals between people; and helping others achieve growth and deliverance in their lives through mentorship and ministry. She’s authored seven published books, attained a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from UC Berkeley, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, a Doctorate in Theology from Good News Seminary and Bible College, a Minister’s License from Pentecostal Assemblies of the World and Ordination as Pastor from Shield of Faith International.
Dr. Young 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. Since 2006, she’s vested and involved in our community, bringing transparency, integrity and personal investment, actively working to make Tracy even better. Her dedication is evident through her involvement in Tracy Kiwanis (Past President, Board Member and Key Club Advisor), Boys and Girls Club of Tracy (Board Member), Tracy African American Association (Treasurer), Tracy Golden Agers (Senior Advocate), Founder of Living on Purpose Mentoring, Mentor Lead for the Student Discovery Program (a mentor program at Kimball High past eight years) and Sow a Seed Foundation (Advisory Board).
Her investment in our next generation begins as the proud mother of four children [Benjamin (married to Shante), Michael, Lydia, and Nathaniel, four step-children (Charmayne, James, Jr., Shaun, and Shannon) and seven grandchildren (Benjamin, Leonard III, Omar, Shannon, Jr., Rachael, Shantez, and Sharmayne).
Mayor, Dr. Nancy Young 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, recreational activities for our youth and other opportunities for our future.
Mayor Young currently serves on the following Committees/Commissions:
South San Joaquin County Fire Authority (SSJCFA)
City Selection Committee
Council of Governments
San Joaquin Partnership
San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission
San Joaquin Council of Government’s One Voice – Washington Annual Delegation
Altamont Regional Traffic Authority (ARTA) JPA