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Posted on: October 7, 2019

City of Plattsburgh supports the Plattsburgh YMCAs' Community Needs Assessment

For Immediate Release:

October 7, 2019

Plattsburgh, New York


 City of Plattsburgh supports the Plattsburgh YMCAs' Community Needs Assessment

The Plattsburgh YMCA has been assessing community needs as part of its ongoing strategic vision. Concurrently the City of Plattsburgh Common Council has been analyzing the budget for fee-for-service recreation facilities as part of its annual budget formulation exercise. The City of Plattsburgh, the Plattsburgh YMCA and other entities have been participating in discussions on improving wellness, youth development and access to recreational services in our broader community. The resulting community assessment will be both timely and helpful in policy-making.

CEO of Plattsburgh/Malone YMCA Justin Ihne stated, "We are happy to have the support of the City of Plattsburgh and many local entities with help gathering information from the Community Needs Assessment. As part of the YMCAs ongoing strategic objectives, we want to meet the needs of the community in the best way possible. This information will help the YMCA align its resources and provide our area with great wellness programs, quality youth development activities and indoor/outdoor opportunities." Ihne is invested in collaborating with the broader community to find new ways to enhance the wellbeing of our community.

Mayor Read noted, "The City of Plattsburgh appreciates the participation of the Plattsburgh YMCA as a public/not-for-profit collaboration to conduct a community needs assessment. We seek the input of residents in the City and broader communities so that services can be designed and positioned to best address our collective needs. The City is assisting in the distribution of this survey to our constituents. Based on this community needs assessment, the YMCA and its collaborators will design and deliver recreation programs and services that address critical issues in the areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility."

The Plattsburgh YMCA and the City of Plattsburgh invites Clinton County residents to participate in a 3 to 5 minute online survey beginning immediately and ending early in November. The survey can be accessed from various online and social media outlets, including the YMCA website, the City of Plattsburgh website, and the following link:

Thank you,

City of Plattsburgh Mayor Colin Read and Plattsburgh YMCA CEO Justin Ihne

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