Arlene Lois Youngblood is a long time East Austin resident. She has been retired for six plus years after serving the state of Texas for 27 plus years. She is the owner of Consultant Services, a business which helps persons with their job hunt and resume preparation. She received her Bachelor of Journalism degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Public Administration degree from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University). She works as a continuing education instructor for Austin Community College teaching basic writing skills and Intro to Public Speaking and is the youth brigade coordinator for the Villager Newspaper.
Arlene is a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, sings in the choir, serves as church historian, and is a member of the United Methodist Women. She presently serves as treasurer for the Austin chapter of National Women of Achievement, Inc.
Arlene’s other community work consists of serving as an East Austin historian and she is “the East Austin administrator”—a community publicist who gets the word out on events and important meetings in East Austin and Greater Austin area. She also serves on the Aquatics Master Plan Advisory Board advocating for East Austin pools, and is a volunteer and advisory board member for the Montopolis Friendship Community Center, advisory committee member for My Park, My Pool, My City, and publicity liaison and member of the National Council of Negro Women.