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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Summit County Names New Deputy Manager

JYoung

For Immediate Release:

Coalville, UT (March 23, 2018) – County Manager Tom Fisher has named Janna Young as Deputy Manager for Summit County. Young will act as the second line administrator for the County, carrying out the management of specified departments or functions, directing legislative affairs, special projects, administrative responsibilities and a wide variety of duties including public, intergovernmental and interdepartmental relations. Young will work under the supervision of County Manager Tom Fisher and may act on behalf of him in his absence.  

Mrs. Young has worked for Summit County under contract for the past year as Director of Public Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs, serving as liaison to the State Legislature and the Central Wasatch Commission, and coordinating an effort to revamp the County’s solid waste program.

“Janna presents a skill set unique to Summit County in that she has an extensive background in governmental affairs. Her experience working in a capital city as well as our nation’s capital makes her uniquely qualified for the duties of Deputy Manager. We are pleased to have her join the County in a full-time capacity,” said County Manager Tom Fisher.

Before joining Summit County, Young served five years as Executive Director for the Denver City Council. Prior to her work in Colorado she spent eight years working in Washington, D.C., first as Legislative Director for Congressman Lane Evans and Congressman Phil Hare, both of Illinois. Janna later worked for the U.S. Department of Labor, as a Senior Legislative Officer for the Office of Congressional Affairs and then as Chief of Staff for the Wage and Hour Division.

Janna earned her B.A. with honors in Political Science from the University of Oregon. She and her husband, Spencer, a Utah native, have two young children and live in Jeremy Ranch. When looking for a place to raise their family they “came home to Utah” and settled in Summit County because of its small community, quality of life, great schools, and access to the mountains.

“This is an exciting time to be in Summit County,” said Young. “I look forward to working with the dynamic County Council and staff on advancing the County’s strategic priorities. As a resident of Summit County, I am committed to partnering with the County Manager, departments and elected offices, as well as municipalities and other governmental entities to continue to make Summit County a great place to live, work, and play.” 

Seventy-three people applied for the position of Deputy Manager, a new position for the County. Six candidates were interviewed by two separate interview committees. Janna was the most qualified and a unanimous top choice of everyone on the interviewing committees.

Janna will start in her new role on March 26, 2018. She can be contacted in the office at (435) 336-3018 or via email at jyoung@summitcounty.org.


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About Summit County:
Located in the northeast corner of Utah along the Wasatch Back, Summit County is home to more than 41,000 residents. Created in 1854, Summit County was named for the summits of the mountains, including 39 of the highest mountain peaks in Utah. Six municipalities make up Summit County, including Coalville, Francis, Henefer, Kamas, Oakley and Park City. The county seat is quiet, scenic Coalville, located on the I-80 corridor. For more information visit www.summitcounty.org.


Media Contact:
Krachel Greenwood
Community and Public Affairs Coordinator
(435) 336-3044

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