Joel Young for AC Transit Board

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Joel Young is the AC Transit Director-At- Large, representing 13 cities in Alameda and Contra Costa County. 

After  graduating with a law degree UC Berkeley School of law, Joel Young  worked for four years at prestigious law firms helping launch start-up  companies. When the Great Recession hit in 2008, Joel Young, whose  parents were lifelong public servants, decided to enter public service.  At that time, Joel Young was the youngest African-American to serve on  the AC Transit Board. 

At  AC Transit, Young has: (1) advocated for polices that would steer  hundreds of millions of dollars to local business over the next decade;  (2) ran workshops explaining to small business owners hot to contract  with the agency; (3) supported a Climate Action plan for the agency; (4)  spearheaded the Freedom Bus Project, which aimed to provide public  transit, arts education, and the history of the civil rights movement;  and (5) pushed the agency to begin the development of a path to have a  100% clean bus fleet.

In  addition to serving on the AC Transit Board, Joel Young is a Partner  with The Tidrick Law Firm. He focuses his practice on employment law and  complex class and collective actions that advance the public interest.  Mr. Young has represented employees in a broad range of claims,  including wage and hour, discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual  harassment, and racial harassment cases.   

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