News & Announcements


YMCA Camp Reed Announces Collaboration with YFA Connections

Thursday, April 8, 2021

With social interactions and development being so limited during the pandemic, YMCA Camp Reed has partnered with Youth Family Adult Connections (YFA) who will provide a mental health professional every week of camp this summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays at YMCA Camp Reed to help support the mental health of campers. Phil Harrison, executive director, […]

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Alexis Nicholson earns the 2020 YUSA 30 Under 30 Award

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The 30 Under 30 program seeks to identify and formally acknowledge 30 full-time YMCA leaders under the age of 30 for their accomplishments and recognize their potential to lead the many Y Associations in the coming decades. Winners are selected from 220 nominees representing more than 70 Y associations to be honored by the Emerging […]

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Monday, January 4, 2021

The YMCA of the Inland Northwest has hired Charles Wells as the new Chief Financial Officer. Wells replaces Alan Lesher who is transitioning to the role of President/CEO. Wells brings financial, accounting, and internal audit knowledge from his experience in public accounting and private industry. Prior to joining the YMCA of the Inland Northwest, he […]

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YMCA Receives BBB Torch Award for Ethics

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

The Better Business Bureau recognizes YMCA as leader in marketplace trust As the result of a very rigorous application process, the YMCA of the Inland Northwest is honored to receive the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics recognizing businesses and non-profits dedicated to integrity and ethical business practices. As a non-profit, cause-driven, and mission-led […]

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YMCA Announces New CEO

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Alan Lesher has been named YMCA of the Inland Northwest President and CEO effective Jan 1, 2021. Lesher will take over the role from Steve Tammaro, current President and CEO, upon his retirement at the end of the year after more than 40 years with the YMCA movement. Lesher has been with the YMCA since […]

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YMCA President & CEO Announces Retirement

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Steve Tammaro, President, and CEO of the YMCA of the Inland Northwest has announced his retirement effective December 2020. Tammaro has served the YMCA for the past eight years and will retire with over 40 years within the YMCA movement. A national search will be undertaken to fill the position. “We want to thank Steve […]

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CommUNITY Starts Here

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

As the traumatic events unfold across America, it is clear there is a long road ahead to healing as a nation and ensuring social equity and inclusion. We share the grief and outrage felt by the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Our prayers and commitment are with Mr. Floyd’s friends, families and […]

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Message to Y Members From Steve Tammaro, CEO

Friday, April 17, 2020

I know this has been an unsettling and challenging time. We never could have imagined not being able to provide you with the community, friendship, hope, determination and care you’ve come to expect from us at the YMCA. You are what makes us US and we miss being a part of your lives…seeing how the […]

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