A $20 million YMCA facility planned for downtown Davenport, Iowa, has received approval for $500,000 in state assistance, according to the Quad City Times. The 70,000-square-foot Y will feature a pool, gymnasium, fitness area, meeting rooms and space for children's activities. The groundbreaking is slated for September or October, and construction may take 14 months depending on winter weather.
The Louisville Jewish Community Center, Louisville, Kentucky, is planning a $40 million, 80,000-square-foot transformation of its Dutchman Lane campus, the organization announced. The capital campaign is a result of a two-year planning process and will include a 12,000-square-foot indoor pool and swimming facility, enhanced security features and an expanded early learning center. The current center will remain open during construction and will be torn down within three months of the new facility’s completion. The groundbreaking is slated for the end of 2019.
A proposal for a $7 million expansion of YMCA of the Foothills, La Cañada Flintridge, California, has stalled due to issues with neighboring residents over the construction of a two-level parking deck, according to the La Cañada Valley Sun. A local property owner rescinded his offer to adjust the lot line of a 398-square-foot area, which he privately owns, that passes over the Y’s west driveway. City attorneys are attempting to negotiate with the property owner.
Daniel Smith, the current CEO of the Cadillac Area YMCA, Cadillac, Michigan, will become the new CEO of the Keene Family YMCA, Keene, New Hampshire, on May 28, the SentinelSource reported. Smith has 16 years of executive management experience, eight of which were with the Cadillac Area YMCA. Outgoing CEO Helene Mogridge is retiring after seven years as the Keene Y CEO.
John Ehrbar has been named the new president and CEO of the YMCA Buffalo Niagara, Buffalo, New York, according to The Buffalo News. Since 2013, Ehber has been responsible for eight operating branches and 25 program sites at the YMCA in Spokane, Washington. He will take over in Buffalo on May 20.
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