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The YMCA of Grays Harbor named Franzine Potts as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective February 7th. Selected by the Y’s Board of Directors, following an extensive search, Franzine will succeed Kurtis Dawson who stepped down in December.

“We are privileged to welcome Franzine Potts into her new role as CEO of the YMCA,” said Zach Edwards, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Grays Harbor. “Franzine has been with us at the Y for 12 years and has served as our CFO and Human Resources Director for the past 9 years.  She is an energetic, thoughtful leader with an unparalleled commitment to this community and the future of the Y. We know that Franzine will provide the leadership to guide the Y as it continues its mission of promoting positive changes in the community through programs focused on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.”

“I have been blessed to call the YMCA of Grays Harbor my home for the last 12 years.  Over these years I’ve witnessed firsthand the positive impact of the YMCA on the local community; personally I’ve watched my children learn to swim, gain life lessons at Camp Bishop and obtain social skills in Preschool, just to name a few,” said Franzine Potts, CEO. “I’m humbled and excited to continue the legacy laid before me by the dedicated volunteers, donors and staff.  The YMCA has changed my life, and I look forward to this opportunity to give back to our community.”

About the Y
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.