Great part­ner­ship be­tween YMCA and Town of Marys­town

The Southern Gazette - - Editorial -

The YMCA of New­found­land and Labrador has been work­ing in part­ner­ship with the Town of Marys­town at the Marys­town Recre­ation Com­plex for nearly three years. The town is the owner and the YMCA is the op­er­a­tor of the fa­cil­ity. Since open­ing, thou­sands of res­i­dents and visi­tors have been en­gaged.

When the town de­cided to build the fa­cil­ity we were de­lighted to be asked to be the op­er­a­tor and we are de­lighted to be a part of the com­mu­nity. The YMCA of­fers needed, qual­ity pro­grams open to all.

Ap­prox­i­mately 75 per cent of op­er­at­ing costs are off-set by YMCA rev­enue with the re­main­der cov­ered by a town op­er­at­ing grant. In each of the last three years the op­er­at­ing grant has de­creased and op­er­a­tions are per­form­ing bet­ter than planned.

Our most re­cent third-party ad­min­is­tered mem­ber sur­vey shows 84 per cent over­all sat­is­fac­tion. This is higher than the na­tional av­er­age for YMCAs across the coun­try. The high­est score was on clean­ing and main­te­nance at 97 per cent. We are se­ri­ous about tak­ing care of the town’s build­ing and keep­ing it in as-new con­di­tion.

We want to thank ev­ery­one who re­sponded from Marys­town and area for telling us what they love about the YMCA and what we could im­prove.

We also want to thank our part­ners at the Town of Marys­town. The mayor, deputy mayor, coun­cil, and staff are ded­i­cated to their com­mu­nity and to our work to­gether. Our em­ploy­ees, vol­un­teers, and board look for­ward to many more years of work­ing to­gether.

Ja­son Brown, CEO

YMCA of New­found­land and Labrador

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