Wendell Young for Cincinnati City Council

Wendell Young for Cincinnati City CouncilCouncilman Wendell Young was appointed to Cincinnati City Council in 2010. A lifelong resident of Cincinnati, Councilman Young decided early on to dedicate his life towards his passion for helping the community and nation.

After graduating from Hughes High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served until being honorably discharged in January of 1967.Upon his arrival home, Young began a career as a member of the Cincinnati Police Department (CPD). During this time, he held a variety of positions ranging from detective to Commander of the Police Recruiting Unit. In 1992, he retired after 25 years of service with the rank of Sergeant.

Shortly after retiring from CPD, he accepted the position of Assistant Director of Personnel/Equal Employment Opportunity Officer for the City of Cincinnati. His continued efforts to improve the community were recognized by U.S. Sen. Howard Metzenbaum in 1994; where he recommended Young to President Bill Clinton for appointment to the office of U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio.

Seven years removed from CPD, Young returned filling the position of Assistant to the Police Academy Commander. In September of 2000, he left the CPD to work at the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati as Training Institute Director and Diversity Manager.

Young also taught Government and Public Administration and Law and Public Safety at Aiken College & Career High School in August of 2007.

He has been active in several community organizations, including serving as President of the Sentinel Police Association and President of the Cincinnati Branch of the NAACP. He is a former board member of the National Black Police Association, Cincinnati’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Cradle Cincinnati, Envision Children, and CAA.

Because of his dedication to public service Wendell has received Cincinnati Magazine’s 2012 “Gentleman of Style & Substance” Award, the Tree Summit’s 2016 “Johnny Appleseed Award” and National Association of Social Workers Ohio Chapter’s 2016 “Public Elected Official of The Year” Award.

Young lives in North Avondale with his wonderful wife Kathy.

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