Young frequently spends time vacationing and hunting in Wallowa County. In Falls City, he is the city’s volunteer fire chief and station chief of Polk County Fire Protection District No. 1. He was appointed to a board vacancy by the Wallowa Lake fire board on Friday, Sept. 30. Following several weeks of requests for applications, he was the sole applicant.
Young joins Chuck Anderson and James Burton of Wallowa Lake, John Gorsline of Joseph and Tom Groat of Pendeton as board members. Gorsline and Groat own property in the district.