New YMCA branch is great for community

Bravo and congratulations to outgoing CEO John Murray, his staff and the YMCA Board on the opening of the new Northtowns branch. Although I moped about anticipating the loss of the beloved Snyder branch ably managed by Executive Director Allison Lawson, and contemplated going elsewhere when it shut down, I made the switch at the last minute and I am glad I did.

The facility is an amazing space and is chock full of everything one needs to tackle the toughest of new year’s resolutions. The staff is energized, accessible and friendly as always and it is great to see a multitude of new families flooding into the space, working out side by side. To see this grand vision become a reality must be very gratifying for Murray as he concludes an excellent tenure but, most importantly, it is a great addition to the Northtowns landscape and one that will have a profound positive impact on the community.

Daniel Hart