arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up play-button plus tab-indicator dots close menu search facebook google-plus instagram pinterest rss twitter youtube rss-two heart Check FeaturedBadge linkedin minus apps placeholder linkedin

Tony Young

President & CEO - RISE / Civic Link Strategies, Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation

Term 7/22 – 6/25

Tony is a former president of the San Diego City Council. He authored the city’s first fair banking ordinance, as well as legislation to create the Gang Prevention and Intervention Commission and the small business contracting ordinance. As president of RISE San Diego, Tony is responsible for building strategic partnerships and advancing the organization’s community relations.

Previously, he served as chair of Kevin Faulconer’s Mayoral Transition Team. In 2013, he was appointed CEO of the American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter. Under his direction, the organization developed collaborative relationships with businesses, government agencies, and community organizations to address community-wide needs for emergency preparation.

Before joining the Red Cross, Tony built a career in public service advocating for policies and services critical to the lives within the communities he represented. In 2004, he was elected to the San Diego City Council where he served in a variety of leadership positions, including council president from 2010 to 2012 and chair of the budget, audit, and rules and intergovernmental affairs committees. During his time in office, he demonstrated integrity, leadership, commitment, and a proven track record to the residents of San Diego.

Prior to serving in local government, Tony worked as an educator and taught middle school in the San Diego Unified School District for more than ten years.

Tony has served on numerous boards and committees that have provided him with a unique insight into the needs of the greater San Diego community, including the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, and League of California Cities.

He received his degree in socioeconomics from Howard University and teaching credentials from the University of San Diego. More recently, he graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Education program.

Tony and his wife, Jacque, live in San Diego and have three daughters.

Find a place to stay

Book online or call 1-800-350-6205 to speak with a local expert

Related Articles and Features

Deals just for you

Accommodation

Rise and Shine Package

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
Valid: Feb 19 - ongoing

Relax and unwind surrounded by the vintage vibes and modern charm in a spacious, plush guest room. Then wake up to a cozy breakfast for two, served to your room so you have more time to plan the day's...

Accommodation

Have Vaccine, Will Travel!

Grande Colonial Hotel
Valid: Mar 19 - ongoing

You’ve been compliant with masking and social distancing. You’ve stayed close to home inside your bubble.  You haven’t eaten out in months!  But you’ve received your...

Kayaking

$5 Off Kayak Rentals

Bike & Kayak Tours Inc La Jolla
Valid: Apr 1 - ongoing

Save $5 on any kayak rental from San Diego Bike & Kayak Tours in La Jolla.

Events to check out

Event

Taste of December Nights

Balboa Park
Dec 3 - Dec 5, 2021

For more than 40 years, the San Diego community has welcomed in the holiday season by celebrating the annual December Nights in Balboa Park. Due to the potential uncertainty of public health...

Event

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Dec 28, 2021

The SDCCU Holiday Bowl is America’s Finest Bowl Experience! This signature San Diego event annually showcases a thrilling game between some of college football’s most competitive...

Event

San Diego International Auto Show

Dec 30, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022

Where the cars are the stars! The San Diego International Auto Show features the widest variety of new vehicles under one roof.

Stay in touch

Sign up to receive the latest news, events, and updates about San Diego. Our monthly and weekly newsletters will keep you informed about the latest and greatest happenings in the destination.

Sign Up

Partners

Explore

Plan

Stay

Follow Us

Language:

English | Change Language

Select your country or region

China FlagChinaGermany FlagGermanyGreat Britain FlagGreat BritainJapan FlagJapanMexico FlagMexicoKorea FlagKoreaSwitzerland FlagSwitzerlandBrazil FlagBrazilFrance FlagFranceAustralia FlagAustraliaCanada FlagCanada USA

Or use Google Translate

Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Belarusian Bulgarian Catalan Croatian Czech Danish Deutsch Español Estonian Filipino Finnish Francais Galician Greek Haitian-Creole Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Malay Maltese Nederlands Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Swahili Swedish Telugu Thai Turkish Ukranian Vietnamese Welsh Yiddish