YMCA update in Alice

Robin Bradshaw
rbradshaw1@gatehousemedia.com

William “Bud” Oliver the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from the YMCA, updated community leaders this week during a virtual meeting hosted by the Alice Rotary Club.

Oliver, serves as the CEO at the YMCA of the Golden Cresent in Victoria, and the YMCA of the Coastal Bend in Corpus Christi, and now at the new YMCA in Alice. His experience includes 31 years in executive leadership roles at multiple YMCA’s in the nation.

“I am looking for the right person and people to lead the programs and the facility,” said Oliver.“ The new Director will be required to move or live in the area and these variables take time. I am hoping for August but it takes time to have the right leadership.”

“The programs and membership in Alice will be designed for the community it serves and tailored to the needs locally,” said Oliver.

The Alice Rotary Club is currently working on a $3,000 grant to pay for free swim lessons for local families in need, once the facility opens.