Penny Young, Town Council


Town Council six terms – service on all sub-committees; currently Buildings and Infrastructure, Public Safety, General Government, Health & Human Services
Charter Revision Commission – proposed and served
Building Evaluation and Use Committee – proposed & co-chaired analysis of all 57 town-owned buildings; recommended professional 25-yr life cycle analysis
Infrastructure and Utilities Committee—First Selectman appointment: analysis of natural gas, Combined Heat & Power, solar, and cell tower efforts
Health & Human Services: liaison to Commission

Community Service
Lapham Community Center (spearheaded renovation and fundraising for renovation of 1912 building and 2004 expansion, ongoing budget considerations)
Getabout Van and Staying Put – Advisory Councils
League of Women Voters – Secretary
New Canaan Beautification League (Past President)
Waveny LifeCare Network – Board of Directors
Stamford Symphony Orchestra – Board of Trustees, Secretary; member Search Committees for Executive Director and for Music Director.
CT Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity and Opportunity (gubernatorial and Senate President Pro Tempore & Speaker of the House appointments)
CT Association of Area Agencies on Aging (President)
Yankee Institute for Public Policy (Board of Directors)
American Association of University Women – Woman of the Year award
Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk – Co-founded major fundraiser; Child Abuse Prevention program, Nominating

Family
45 yr. resident; married to Bob Young; 2 children educated in our public schools;
3 grandchildren

Education & Professional engagement:
Univ. of Delaware – BA Modern Languages;
College of New Rochelle – MS Gerontology Catherine Haage award for outstanding service to the profession and community
MIT, Cambridge, MA—Administrative assistant- Director of Admissions
US Gypsum, Chicago—Manager – non-exempt personnel in the corporate headquarters

Community Service is an integral part of my DNA. I’m eager to continue my service on the Town Council. In addition to asking for your vote and support at the July 20th Caucus, I invite you to share your concerns for the community – together we will craft cost-efficient/effective solutions: Penny.Young@newcanaanct.gov