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May 15, 2017 @ 12:00am

Well Manitowoc, it’s time!

Many know that I have accepted another position with the YMCA in Fargo, ND for the Cass and Clay Counties YMCA.  With this change, there are many things that are happening around the Smith Household.  They include selling and buying a house, packing, getting a child through graduation from college, moving said child to the Twin Cities for grad school, picking up another child from college and figuring out what he is going to do this summer, and going to too many goodbye events.

Manitowoc has become home.  It is the place where I held my first CEO position.  We graduated two proud Lincoln High School students.  We have enjoyed our church, our lifestyles, and the opportunity to grow while we have been here.  I have enjoyed the view from the office too!

In my time with the Y in Manitowoc, we have raised more money to support children in need in our community than ever before.  We have started new programs like Y BREAK and LiveSTRONG at the YMCA.  We are in the final stages of a very successful capital campaign with major facility renovations around the corner.  The Y has stepped onto the stage in the community in a way that says that we are here to make it better.  We have tried to tackle major issues like obesity and reading comprehension in our youth.  The Y isn’t done either.  There is more to come.

We are grateful to you as members of the Y and the community for believing in the YMCA and the great work it can do on your behalf.  Manitowoc is great place to live and we want to make sure that more people know it.  Supporting organizations like the Y and other nonprofits is a great way to get the word out.

Thank you Manitowoc!  I am eternally grateful to you for shaping me as a community leader.  Wherever my future lies, your hard work on me will be used to make future communities stronger.  And, isn’t that what it is all about.

For one final time,

See you at the Y!

Steve Smith, CEO

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