Experienced Leadership

As City Council President, I have been guided by four important principles: Protecting Communities, Creating Jobs, Strengthening Accountability, and Investing in Youth. These principles will continue to guide me during my next term as your Council President. That is why I reformed our tax sale process to allow more seniors to stay in their homes. It’s why I passed my Local Hiring law to make sure those getting city dollars hire city residents. It’s why I made the City televise important meetings. It’s why I work to support and expand our community schools and after-school programs, and why I’ve worked so hard to pass my Children and Youth Fund to ensure our City’s young people have the support they need to thrive. Let me tell you a little more about what I’ve accomplished so far and what I’ll continue to fight for as your Council President. 




"I have been guided by four important principles: protecting communities, creating jobs, strengthening accountability and investing in our youth."

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Jack Delivers For Us

This program will assist Baltimore’s deserving senior residents facing critical challenges to be able to age-in-place in their homes...communities will benefit from housng stability.
— Robert Strupp | Executive Director of Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc.
Living on a fixed income is really hard...Young’s bill will help pay for costly necessities like prescriptions and groceries.
— Loretta Jefferson | Brooklyn Resident

Making a Difference

Economic and Community Development

  • Promoted mixed-income communities and affordable housing projects to allow more home ownership among city residents.
  • Bringing jobs to Baltimore by playing an instrumental role in transforming vacant spaces into workplaces, supporting mixed-use developments and exploring local hiring programs.
  • Advocated for zoning code changes to strengthen community rights in redevelopment projects.


Council President Jack Young introduced legislation that creates a local supplement to the state's Homeowners Tax Credit Program.  The program will provide additional financial assistance to Baltimore's senior citizens.



Strengthening Baltimore's Communities

Youth/ recreation

  • Successfully fought to keep city pools open during the entire 2010 summer season. 
  • Established P.L.A.Y (Productive Lives, Active Youth) campaign through the partnerships with National Hockey League, Washington Wizards and others.  P.L.A.Y provides opportunities for Baltimore's youth to develop leadership and confidence skills.
  • Donated his cost of living pay increase to the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks.