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Board President

Joel B. Young

Board President - District At-Large

Joel Young, an East Bay attorney, was appointed by the AC Transit Board of Directors in February 2009 to fill one of the District's two At Large positions and was subsequently elected to the seat in 2010, 2014, 2018, and 2022. Director Young was Vice President of the Board in 2021 and 2022 and is currently serving a second term as President of the Board of Directors.

As a senior member of the Board of Directors, Director Young helped raise funds for AC Transit's hydrogen fuel cell bus program, voted to allocate over $200 million of AC Transit's contracting dollars to local businesses to support good paying local jobs, and secured funding to support local bus service and maintain affordable fares. Director Young also supported the development of a Climate Action Plan for the District, advocates for zero emission bus technology and funding, and spearheaded the Freedom Bus Project, a collaborative effort between the Alameda County Office of Education, Alameda County Arts Commission, and AC Transit to commemorate the anniversary of Rosa Parks historic bus ride through arts education, public transit, and the history of the civil rights movement.

Director Young serves as a member of the APTA Board of Directors, and as Secretary of the APTA Transit Board Members Committee. He is also a member of the APTA State Affairs Committee and the APTA Zero Emission Fleet Committee.

Director Young earned his bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his Juris Doctor from U.C. Berkeley School of Law.

Representing: District At-Large

Term Expires: December 2026


Phone: (510) 891-7146

Fax: (510) 891-4705

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