Mr. Young has over 20 years of local government experience. Prior to joining HDL, he served the City of Costa Mesa for 13 years, the last 5 as Finance Director. During the majority of his tenure, he led the City’s strategic financial planning and decision making and fulfilled the duties of City Treasurer. He has also spent time as an external auditor of government and non-profit entities specializing in assessment and documentation of internal controls and annual review and preparation of client’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). He’s been an active member in municipal affairs with both the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO), and holds a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton in Accounting.