Since 2012, Zach Young has made public service to his community a hallmark of his reputation. A lifelong Goodlettsville resident, Zach has long been involved in organizations and causes in the Goodlettsville area to improve life for residents and businesses.
For Zach, public service is a family tradition. His father, the late David Ray Young, was a former volunteer firefighter for the Goodlettsville Fire Department. His mother, the late Teresa Patton Kinn, was a member of the Goodlettsville Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary. His great uncle, the late Jack Hunnicutt, was Chief of both the Goodlettsville Fire and Police Departments. Currently, Zach has family members serving the residents of Davidson County at the Nashville Fire Department.
As a member of the Goodlettsville Board of Commissioners, Zach has been instrumental in increasing staffing levels at the Fire and Police Departments. Most importantly, Zach has worked hard with the leadership of the departments and the city to adjust public safety wages to be competitive with surrounding communities. At a time when Metro Nashville was breaking promises made to its employees, Zach and his colleagues on the Goodlettsville City Commission were giving significant raises to public safety employees.
Zach’s focus on his community does not end with public safety. During his time on the Commission, he has focused on quality of life concerns for the residents of Goodlettsville. Recognizing the drain that payday lenders and other alternative financial institutions bring to an area, Zach proposed an ordinance to curb the spread of payday lenders inside Goodlettsville. Zach has also worked to fund projects such as splash pad for Peay Park and sidewalk construction throughout the city. During his time on the Commission, Zach worked with the Nashville Mayor’s Office to deed land over from Goodlettsville to Metro for the construction of a Metro Park in the Goodlettsville area. This soon-to-be-opened park will be the first Metro park in all of Metro Council District 10.
Zach’s vision for serving District 10 includes bringing the fiscal responsibility and focus on employees that he has maintained while on the Goodlettsville City Commission.
Zach’s Past & Present Activities Include:
- Goodlettsville Board of Commissioners – City Commissioner
- Goodlettsville Board of Zoning & Sign Appeals – Board Member
- Goodlettsville Visitors & Tourism Board – Board Member
- Goodlettsville Chamber Foundation – Board Member
- Rachel’s Garden Fundraising Committee – Chair
- New Leaders Council (Nashville Chapter) – Past Board Member
- Goodlettsville Chamber of Commerce – Member
- Madison-Rivergate Chamber of Commerce – Member
- Nashville LGBT Chamber- Member