The YMCA is governed by a Board of Directors who represent a cross section of the community and who volunteer their time, talents and treasure to support the YMCA and its three areas of focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living, Social responsibility. Current officers of the Board of Directors include the following.
Each year the Y looks to recruit new leaders to serve as a member of the Board of Directors. The YMCA Nominating Committe is now accepting nominations for cause driven leaders with an interest for the Y and the willingness to serve. The application period is currently open. Deadline to submit the application is Monday, March 1, 2021.
- Have an immediate and lasting impact.
- Gain experience on complex issues.
- Build valuable networks and relationships.
- Grow as a leader the only way you can - through experience.
- Community recognition
- Channel creative energy.
The need is great. If not YOU, who?
Governing Board Member Responsibilities
Board meetings are held once a month for usually 1 hour, typically during the lunch hour. Board members are also asked to attend special events throughout the year and actively fundraise in the organization's Annual Support Campaign and/or Annual Golf Tournament.
Typical Board Member Responsibilities
Ensure effective planning. Boards must actively participate in an overall strategic planning process and assist in implementing and monitoring the plan's goals.
Ensure adequate financial resources. One of the board's foremost responsibilities is to secure adequate on-going financial resources for the organization to fulfill its mission.
Protect assets and provide proper financial oversight. The board must assist in developing the annual budget and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place.
Enhance the organization's public standing. The board should clearly articulate the organization's mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public and garner support from the community.
Build a competent board. All boards have a responsibility to articulate prerequisites for candidates, orient new members, and periodically and comprehensively evaluate their own performance.
Hire, support and evaluate the chief executive. The board should ensure that the chief executive has the moral and professional support he or she needs to further the goals of the organization.
Ensure legal and ethical integrity. The board is ultimately responsible for adherence to legal standards and ethical norms.