Brent Young is elected Tennessee Junior Chamber President

By | January 26, 2017 6:38 am

Last Updated: January 26, 2017 at 6:39 am

Brent Young

Sparta resident Brent L. Young, a member of the Cookeville Jaycees, has been elected president of the Tennessee Junior Chamber (Jaycees) for 2017.

Young is the 78th president to serve the state and had been vice-president in 2016. He was president of the Cookeville Chapter in 2014.

He will be tasked with serving the membership and as a liaison to Jaycees across the country. The president should inspire members to achieve their goals and grow as young, active leaders in their communities.

The role also includes handling communication, assessing progress, decision making, attending events, sharing best practices, prompt responses, serving as a face for the company for sponsors and partners, hosting conventions and any other needs that arise.

The mission of the Jaycees is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. Their vision is to be the leading global network of young, active citizens.

Young is the son of Hattie Mae Brewington Young and the late Willie Floyd Young. He is the brother of Sparta Fire Chief Kirk Young and the late William Troy Young.

He was recently appointed to serve on the White County Emergency Communications District Board of Directors as a representative of the City of Sparta.

Young is a 1997 graduate of White County High School, and had served as class president. He received his bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Tech, in agriculture communications, and also received his MBA.

Young is employed as the director of development for the College of Education at Tennessee Tech.

He attends Roberts Street Church of Christ, near his home on Roberts Street, and is very active in Camp Discovery, which serves individuals with disabilities who wish to experience the fun of summer camp.

Young stated, “It is imperative to empower yourself to make a positive change in our community. Every little bit counts to make a difference.”

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