Young, Pottsgrove’s New Facilities Director, Starts Thursday

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Yvette Young, who has held leadership positions in operations and maintenance divisions across several industries in affiliation with Philadelphia-based U.S. Facilities Inc., has been named as director of facilities for the Pottsgrove School District, following school board approval earlier this month.

Young, who officially starts Thursday (Feb. 24, 2022) at a pro-rated annual salary of $119,000, succeeds Jeffrey Cardwell. He resigned after several years with the district to accept a new position with the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, the district said.

Young “brings a wealth of experience to Pottsgrove in the public education arena from her work at the School District of Philadelphia,” it added. “She managed contracts and daily operations of multiple departments and facilities” in the Philadelphia district,” including overhauling its records management department’s monetary collection system, and working as a project manager for the closure of more than 30 school buildings.

The district reported Young previously managed operations and maintenance functions for nearly 30 buildings on the 275-acre campus of Cheyney University in Cheyney PA. She was responsible for managing facilities staff members including its chief engineer, tradesmen, mechanics; and sub-contractors. She successfully supervised completion of several projects, controlling time management and budget.

Young also served as assistant project manager of the city of Philadelphia Triplex, with responsibility for three high-rise municipal buildings in Center City and start-to-finish development on several projects. She helped ensure a healthy and safe environment there for all city employees and visitors.

Additionally, Young:

  • Worked with the gas distribution team at the Philadelphia Gas Works, the largest municipally owned gas utility in the country, to oversee multiple paving and ramp projects, and resolve customer complaints;
  • Served as a construction auditor with the Office of the City Controller, identifying errors and adjustments that saved Philadelphia tax payers tens of thousands of dollars; and
  • Most recently worked on assignments at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility.

Her community service includes membership on the board of Life Turning Point, a Philadelphia home for young women that teaches biblical life skills. She is also active with her church, Anchor of Hope.

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