Steve Young and his wife Anita along with their three children and six grand-children have lived in the city of Kennewick since 1986. During that time he has worked as a program manager for both prime contractors and businesses at the Hanford Site.
In 2011 Steve became the Vice President of Mission Support Alliance a company with nearly 2000 employees, where he continues to support DOE in sitewide program integration, baseline analysis and budget planning for the Richland Operations Office. Steve attended Tulsa University where he studied Economics.
During his years living in the city of Kennewick Steve has served as Chairman of the Planning Commission, where he focused on promoting economic development and controlled long range planning as well as Chairman of the Civil Service Commission where he focused on ensuring the highest level of safety for the city's citizens.
Additionally, Steve served on the Kennewick Public Facilities District as one of seven original Board members and was assigned by the Kennewick City Council with responsibility for overseeing the design and construction of the Three Rivers Convention Center and construction of the Tri-Cities Business and Visitor Center.
In December 2008 Steve was appointed to the Kennewick City Council to replace Mayor Jim Beaver who was elected as a Benton County Commissioner in that same year. In 2010, the City Council elected Steve as Mayor where he continued to serve Kennewick as the Mayor until 2017. Steve hold the distinction as the 2nd longest serving Mayor in the long history of the city.
Committees & Boards
Steve has served as the Chairman of the Council Budget and Administration Committee, TRIDEC Executive Board, U.S. Manhattan Project Park Advisory Committee, Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau, Regional Public Facilities District, Joint City of Kennewick, Port of Kennewick, Coliseum Joint Advisory Committee, Fireman's Pension Board, LEOFF Disability Board, Vice Chairman of the Hanford Communities, Vice Chairman of Energy Communities Alliance, In 2011 Steve was appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire to the State Council on Aging where he served for two years representing the Association of Washington Cities.