Two YMCAs Considering Merge

4 years 7 months 2 days ago Friday, March 21 2014 Mar 21, 2014 Friday, March 21, 2014 4:12:00 PM CDT March 21, 2014 in News
By: Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - Leaders from Jefferson City and Callaway County YMCAs announced Friday a new partnership between the two organizations.

Beginning March 24, both organizations will work to evaluate ways to better serve mid-Missouri over a nine-month management agreement. They will discuss the idea of rebranding the two agencies into one mid-Missouri YMCA.

The agencies began discussing the idea of merging in August 2013. Shelly Poire with the Jefferson City YMCA said there is a national trend of YMCAs joining together to maximize resources and increase efficiency.

"This is a unique opportunity for both of our organizations. Each is financially strong, with solid programming, excellent staff and a commitment to our communities," said Ryan Boland, YMCA of Callaway County board chairman.

The YMCA seeks to support youth and meet social needs of the area.

 

 

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