Meet Colleen Younger

About Colleen

Colleen Younger has been involved in our community her entire life. Her servant heart is manifest in her leadership roles in neighborhood organizations, civic associations and on multiple organizational boards. Colleen graduated from St. Therese Grade School, Atherton High School and Spalding University.

Colleen has a broad background in government. As a Neighborhood Coordinator for Mayor Jerry Abramson, Colleen worked on a team that developed “The Regional Neighborhood Network,” a regional collaboration project that brought cities together to share ideas and experiences to solve urban neighborhood problems. As a project manager for Operation Brightside, Colleen designed, coordinated and implemented an award winning “at risk” youth program under the Operation Brightside umbrella, a program that became a national model to other cities.

Colleen most recently served as the Chief of Staff at the Jefferson County PVA. In that role, she served as
the external affairs “go to” person. She created the very popular Library Conferencing Program that
allows property owners to discuss their property assessment with PVA staff at local libraries each year
during the PVA conferencing period. She is also affiliated with Younger Group Real Estate.

Colleen began a career in real estate in 2006, working in new construction for Monsour Builders. In her role with Monsour Builders, she quickly earned top recognition in sales and marketing from the Homebuilders Association of Louisville. When the real estate market started its decline, Colleen became a Team Leader for the National Keller Williams Realty Company. As a Team Leader, Colleen was responsible for recruiting and training agents to the Keller William Realty model. In 2009, Colleen received the prestigious distinction of “Ohio Valley Team Leader of the Year” award, competing against Team Leaders throughout the Ohio Valley Region.

Colleen is a nationally recognized public speaker and presenter on leadership topics in the International Assessment Community.

Colleen loves our community and has been invested as a public servant here for over 30 years.
Colleen has one son, a large extended family and her beloved black Labrador, Sophie.

Presentations

International Association of Assessing Officers Annual Conference Grand Rapids, Michigan – 2013 “Everyday Greatness in Leadership.”

International Association of Assessing Officers Annual Conference Tampa, Florida – 2016 “Turning Ruts into Rivers”

Activism and Recognition

  • International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) Presenter and Member of the Year Award
  • 1st. Woman to receive the Hibernian’s “Matt Talbot” Award for Community Service
  • Board of Directors – The Talbot House
  • Board of Directors – The St. Jude House for Women
  • Board of Directors – The Ice House
  • The Beargrass Creek Task Force
  • The Friends of the Library Task Force
  • Past President – Shelby Park Neighborhood Association
  • Past President – George Rogers Clark Neighborhood Association
  • Member – The Misery is Optional Players 12 step troupe
  • Various Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association Awards
  • Kentucky Colonel Recognition
  • Spirit of Louisville Award
  • Mayor’s Citation for Outstanding Community Service
  • City of Louisville- Municipal Supervisor Training
  • Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee – 35th Legislative District Chair