Friends and former colleagues of retired Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) Personnel Commissioner Clellan "Cy" Young attended a celebration Tuesday, October 19, when the SCOE Personnel and Business Services Building was dedicated officially in Mr. Young's honor.
The event featured the unveiling of a plaque, as well as words of praise from Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools David W. Gordon and Board of Education President Harold Fong. Elizabeth Kim, Field Representative for District 10 Assemblymember Alyson Huber, also presented Mr. Young with a special certificate of recognition from the State Assembly. The celebration concluded with a cake and punch reception.
Cy Young joined the Sacramento County Office of Education Personnel Commission in 1983, where he served continuously until 2007. As a Personnel Commissioner for over 24 years, he proved his dedication and service to the Commission and was a true proponent of the Merit System and the Merit principles.
"Over the years, the Sacramento County Office of Education Personnel Commission has become the standard for other commissions to follow," said Mr. Young. "I am happy, shocked, surprised, and grateful to have, for so many years, been associated with and worked with the great staff and employees of SCOE. Everyone should be so lucky."
Cy Young left his position as Personnel Commissioner at SCOE after serving 24 years because he moved out of the Sacramento county area. Since then, he has been involved in school advisory boards, has been a member of Teachers of Tomorrow selection panels for awarding scholarships to deserving high school seniors, has served on the Sacramento County Teacher of the Year selection panel, and currently serves on the California Troops to Teachers screening and selection panel. In addition, Mr. Young has served as Vice President and President of the Schools Projects Financing Corporation of California.
The newly dedicated Clellan "Cy" Young Building is located at 10530 Mather Boulevard, Mather, California, 95655.