New Member Profile: Major Youngblood

Posted on February 27, 2019


Major Youngblood

Management Analyst, City Manager’s Office, City of Irving, TX


So far, what’s your proudest accomplishment in 2019?

My most proudest accomplishment in 2019 so far was completing a 4 week performance analytics course through John Hopkins University while still excelling at performing my daily job functions. This course allowed for me to begin helping my organization enhance how we do performance analytics.

Valentines Day is in February. What do you “love” about your job?

I love that I get a chance to help make a real difference in the lives of other individuals. Working with departments to improve efficiency and effectiveness helps make the lives of employees and individuals within the community easier.

(Complete the sentence) Before I die I want to…

Before I die I want to make a significant contribution to society, whether it be for a city, state, country, or the world  to help improve the everyday lives of those who are often forgotten about.

10 Year Challenge! What were you doing in 2009? How did it help you reach your current position?

In 2009 I was in high school. High school helped me build a foundation for college, which gave me the credentials I needed to begin my career in local government.

(Complete the sentence) The first time I heard about ELGL was…

The first time I heard about ELGL was in college while I was working on my MPA.

What question should we have asked? What’s the answer?

What job do you want to have in 10 years?

I would like to be a successful assistant city manager or city manager of a mid-sized to large-sized city.


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