Councillor Barbara Young is sitting for her second term as a member of Regina City Council, representing the residents of Ward 1.
Dr. Barbara Young’s professional and life experiences have shaped her understanding and commitment to working with the community to improve the quality of life for Regina residents:
- Barbara Young has extensive experience as an educator and leader at the School, Board, Provincial and Ministry levels.
- She is a passionate arts and culture advocate
- As a consultant to community organizations her work has included policy creation, facilitator of collective bargaining and organization development.
- Barbara is a proud single parent of 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren which she considers her greatest learning opportunity.
Ward 1 and City Council Focus
As a member of City Council, Dr. Young works to bring divergent points of view together in pursuit of consensus toward policies that benefit Ward 1 and the City of Regina.
As a member of Council Committees, Councillor Young has lobbied for dedicated funds and policy changes for residential roads, property maintenance, bylaw enforcement, maintaining the character of neighbourhoods, the importance of Community Associations.
As a member of the governance board for Wascana Park, Barbara Young is committed to following the Master Plan and supports transparent governance.
As Chair of the Planning Commission, Councillor Young works with Councillors and publicly appointed members to make decisions supported by the Official Community Plan, Council priorities and Community needs.
As a member of the Police Commission, Councillor Young works with Councillors and publicly appointed members to provide governance, oversight, evaluation and support to a professional Police Service.
- Master’s Degree in Education
- Master of Science Degree in Special Education
- Doctorate in Educational Administration with an emphasis on organizational change
Awards and Recognition:
- Saskatchewan Order of Merit
- Saskatchewan Centennial Medal
- Educational Administration Excellence Award
- Saskatchewan School Board Association Award of Distinction
Barbara Young’s Priorities for the Future
- Regina will be an economic engine for the Province - a city with many forms of transportation, and a vibrant arts and recreation community.
- Issues of community safety and homelessness will have workable plans supported financially by other levels of government.
- Social Inclusion and accessibility are and will be drivers for public policies.
- Truth and Reconciliation will be a priority for the city for public education and economic development.
- People, the economy and the environment will take a prominent place in the sustainability policies of the City of Regina.
- Wards in the city will be strengthened by resident engagement in developing policies to maintain the character of their neighbourhoods.