After 45 years in the public housing profession, including 26 years as the director of the Jackson County Housing Authority, Tyler Young Jr. is retiring on June 30, according to a news release from the housing authority.
Young was born in New Madrid, Missouri. He came to Carbondale in 1960, where he attended Attucks High School. After spending four years in the U.S. Air Force, Young graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in political science with emphasis in public administration. He started working at the housing authority in 1975 and became director in 1994. Young is married to Beverly Hardnett Young, and they live in Murphysboro.
Young said in the news release he wishes to thank the Jackson County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners and all the housing authority employees who supported him and worked with him during his tenure at the housing authority. He also wishes to thank the mayors, city managers, local government officials and local law enforcement for their cooperation in working with the housing authority and its employees.
The new executive director at the Jackson County Housing Authority is Brigitta Mac-Rizzo, the release states. Mac-Rizzo has been working at the housing authority as deputy director since January of 2019. She has a bachelor of science in finance and accounting from Albertus Magnus College as well as master’s degrees in business administration and accounting and public administration from the University of New Haven. She is married to David Mac-Rizzo and lives in Murphysboro.