Colleen Younger took office as Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator (P.V.A.) on December 3, 2018. With her lifelong commitment to public service and passion for her hometown, her top priority is providing the taxpayers of Jefferson County fair and equitable assessments with best-in-class customer service.
Ms. Younger began her career in government with Louisville mayors Harvey Sloane and Jerry Abramson in the innovative Department of Neighborhoods. As a neighborhood coordinator, she worked on the Louisville-led Regional Neighborhood Network for major cities to share what works to solve urban problems. Her initiative in that role led to a new challenge as project manager for Operation Brightside where she developed a nationally acclaimed summer work program for at-risk youth.
After an award-winning career in real estate specializing in new construction sales and training new realtors, Ms. Younger returned to the public sector and joined the Jefferson P.V.A. As Executive Director of External Relations, she created the first program that brings the P.V.A. to the people. Every year, The Library Conferencing Program invites property owners to meet with P.V.A. staff at local branches of the Louisville Free Library to discuss their assessments. Under Ms. Younger’s leadership, the P.V.A. also introduced an on-line tool to help homeowners and owners of commercial properties navigate the assessment appeals process. Before being elected P.V.A., Ms. Younger last served as the office’s Chief of Staff.
Ms. Younger has been a notable advocate for strong neighborhoods and served as President of both the Shelby Park and George Rogers Clark Neighborhood Associations.
Colleen Younger is a graduate of Atherton High School and has a B.S. in Communications from Spalding University. She is the proud mom of her adult son Adam and is a homeowner in Germantown, where she lives with her black Labrador, Sophie.