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YMCA still searches to elect CEO

Published 8:17pm Friday, August 9, 2013

Several months after Selma-Dallas County YMCA CEO Bill Porter stepped down, the position remains empty. However, the Y has taken strong strides to remain busy and offer fall programs for adults and children.

Kacey Burton, who is serving as interim CEO until the position is filled, said residents can look forward to a full schedule of programs and activities at the Y in the upcoming months.

“We’re looking to incorporate a lot of new programs. We’re kicking off our soccer program right now, like we do every year,” Burton said. “Everything has been running very smoothly.”

Henry Moore, president of the YMCA Board, said in a previous interview with the Times-Journal that the board is seeking someone who will bring hard work and passion to the Y, as Porter set a great example.

“We’re trying to be very proactive about this. We just need to take our time and do it like it should be done,” Moore said in a previous interview.

In late June, Moore said the board was working to make a selection committee to interview potential leaders for the Y. Burton, who teaches several classes at the Y aside from serving as interim CEO, said it’s crucial the community continue to support the Y, as it serves as a vital resource for Selma and Dallas County.

“After we kick off our fall soccer program, we’ll start offering basketball,” Burton said. “The Y is just a great community resource, and it benefits everyone. You get the health aspect, activities for kids and just a lot of different opportunities.”

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