Alan Young PSM
Alan Young has held the position of City Manager, Fairfield City Council, since October 1999.
Since 1975, Alan has worked for seven councils in the Sydney metropolitan area. Starting in rates and payroll at Randwick Council in 1975, Alan gained wide-ranging experience as he worked his way up in various finance positions. In 1986, he rose to the position of Deputy Town Clerk at Lane Cove Council, followed by director-level positions at Rockdale and Parramatta councils before arriving at Fairfield in 1999.
Alan represents Fairfield City Council in the development of the Western Parkland City, as part of the Western Sydney City Deal, a collaboration between federal, state and eight local councils – Fairfield, Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Penrith and Wollondilly; investing in initiatives to improve prosperity, sustainability and liveability in the Western Parkland City.
Alan has worked closely with NSW Health and local health districts on issues related to community health and represents the Council on a range of boards and committees relating to risk management and insurance.
Alan continues to lead the Council through the COVID-19 pandemic. He is proud of the Council’s sound financial position during this difficult period, while continuing to provide quality services and infrastructure improvement for the community.
Alan has a Business Degree with a Major in Finance, as well as an Associate Diploma in Local Government Administration and the Local Government Town Clerk's qualification.
Alan was awarded a Public Service Medal for his services to local government in 2019.
Rhonda Tyne - Director Community Outcomes
Brad Cutts - Director Corporate Governance
In collaboration with the City Manager, the Directors guide the development of Council’s strategic direction and are responsible for the relationship between the elected Council and the organisation.
The Directors focus on strategic organisational priorities and are accountable for ensuring the delivery of Council’s commitments to the community as identified in the Delivery Program, a number of nominated strategic issues and responding to regional and industry issues.
The Director’s role requires a commitment to Council’s values and reputation, effective internal and external collaboration, political awareness, strategic thinking and visionary leadership.
The Public Officer may:
- Deal with public requests concerning Council's policies and procedures
- Assist people to gain access to Council’s publicly available documents
- Accept service of documents on behalf of the Council
- Represent Council in any legal or other proceedings
Enquiries should be addressed as follows:
Director Corporate Governance
Phone: 9725 0123
Mail PO Box 21 Fairfield NSW 1860