Bernard C. "Jack" Young
100 Holliday Street
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202
Bernard C. “Jack” Young, President of the City Council, was re-elected in 2016, garnering 76 percent of all votes in the citywide general election. He has made his mark in city government with a reputation for highly effective constituent service and a dedication to youth, seniors, education and public safety. Mr. Young has spent all of his time on the City Council aggressively representing the interests of the citizens of Baltimore
Mr. Young has championed efforts to increase government transparency, fight for equitable housing opportunities, and bolster funding for education.
In 2016, voters in Baltimore overwhelmingly approved Mr. Young’s charter amendment – Question E – that established a continuing, non-lapsing Children and Youth Fund to be used exclusively to provide supplemental funding to services for children and youth. The fund, a first-of-its-kind in Baltimore, and one of the few dedicated youth funds in the country, established an annual $12 million pot of money for youth-focused grassroots organizations in Baltimore.
The Fund, currently in its first year of operation, is undergoing an extensive process needed to establish the grant-making criteria and organizational structure that will sustain it well into the future. The first awarding of funds is expected in late 2018.
Mr. Young got his start in politics as a former special assistant to then-City Council President Mary Pat Clarke. He has served on a number of boards, from the Task force to eliminate Illegal Billboards to the Johns Hopkins alcoholic and other Drug Dependency Advisory Board. Council President Young is the co-founder of the Broadway Development Organization. In 1995 Mr. Young established the Bernard C. Young Scholarship Award at Dunbar Senior High School.