Q&A WITH BOARD MEMBER TRACI YOUNG
Traci Young joined the WDB in 2021.
Q: What is your profession, and how does it intersect with workforce development?
A: As the Director of Community Services with the Contra Costa Labor Council and Labor Liaison to United Way Bay Area, my work primarily focuses on connecting workers to resources and services to allow them to prosper. Working within workforce development continues to be beneficial in finding ways to help our workers compete in the ever-changing local workforce and world economy.
Q: Why do you choose to serve on the WDBCCC?
A: Serving on the board offers the ability for labor to have a seat at the table and an opportunity to work with the WDBCCC and other agencies on worker-centered, industry-led, and community-focused fair and equitable approaches and practices to further the growth of a diverse, thriving workforce and economy within Contra Costa County.
Q: What aspects of your board service are you most passionate about?
A: I am most driven to create a fair and just world where all people have equal access to decent healthcare, a good education, living-wage jobs, and affordable housing in healthy and safe communities. Making this possible involves bringing all community stakeholders together, listening to one another, and coming up with solutions that work for the good of the entire community. I am excited to serve on the board and work alongside others committed to serving working people, their families, and the community.