With considerable expertise in the fields of budgeting and accounting, Patricia L. Young most recently excelled as the executive assistant in the Office of Management and Budget of the New Jersey Department of the Treasury from 1995 to 2010. Having previously served as an administrative assistant in the Department of the Treasury, she considers the highlight of her career to be achieving the position of executive assistant. Earlier in her career, she found success with the United States Department of Labor, where she rose through the ranks from clerk-typist in the division of budget and accounting, to senior and then principal clerk-typist.
Inspired to her profession due to her passion for the field and her innate skill for the work, Ms. Young greatly enjoyed the challenge and opportunities for advancement that her career brought her. After graduating with her high school diploma, she furthered her education through coursework at Mercer County College, where she took classes in computers, budget, building and garage access, payroll/timesheet, and business grammar. During her college years, she became affiliated with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and remains involved with the sorority’s Zeta Delta Zeta chapter.
Additionally, Ms. Young is closely involved with charitable efforts in her community, including creating Thanksgiving baskets for needy families, providing monetary support and clothing to fire victims and school supplies and book bags to children in need, and donating to scholarships to help high school seniors further their education. She is also a sponsor for Youth Felicitares with Unit 23 of the Order of the Eastern Star and a donor for the Deborah Heart & Lung Center, the American Cancer Society and Samaritan Hospice. Other activities of her include membership with the Willingboro Friendship Guild and the New Jersey Federation of Democratic Women.
Having accomplished much in both her career and civic endeavors, Ms. Young is incredibly proud of having been crowned Queen Oziel by the Order of the Eastern Star, and also being first runner-up for the Worthy Matron/Worthy Patron of the Year Award, for which she was given a Worthy Matron Plaque. In addition, she has received a 25-year service pin, an Outstanding Leadership Plaque and an Outstanding Service to the Assembly Plaque. Ms. Young was also recognized with a resolution presented by Assemblyman Conaway and Sen. Singleton.