The Cortland County YMCA enters into Management Agreement with the Auburn YMCA-WEIU
A Management Agreement between the Cortland County YMCA and the Auburn YMCA-WEIU with input from the National YMCA organization, the YMCA of the USA, has been finalized and approved in concept by the respective boards. The Agreement will help the Cortland County YMCA meet the National YMCA's "Best Practice" standards and facilitate the implementation of the National YMCA's new community strategies - to be a cause driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living, and for social responsibility. According to Tim Herman, the Cortland County YMCA Board President, "this Agreement is part of our long-term strategic plan. It will immediately provide the Cortland YMCA with the experienced staff and management skills that we could not afford on our own." He further added: " We can now focus on building the strong programs we will need to develop the new YMCA facility on Homer Avenue."
Kurt Kramer, Chief Executive Officer for the Auburn YMCA-WEIU who will be directly involved in implementing the new arrangement sees additional benefits from the Agreement, "this is also good for all the staff at the three YMCAs. They will now have more developmental opportunities to learn, expand, and grow. With more skilled staff available we will be better positioned to offer expanded programs and services to the diverse audiences in the communities we serve."
The Management Agreement became effective on March 14, 2014. Both YMCAs will maintain their own Board of Directors with the Auburn YMCA-WEIU providing management and additional program services for the Cortland facility. Don Kline is no longer Executive Director of the Cortland YMCA.
The YMCA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA serves 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation. For over 160 years the YMCA has been serving communities and bringing people together from all ages and backgrounds to bridge gaps in community needs.