CEO of YMCA of Rock River Valley, Mike Brown, resigns

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – The CEO of the YMCA of Rock River Valley will be resigning on November 10, 2017 to join as CEO at the YMCA of the Greater Syracuse in Syracuse, New York.

Brown says the decision was not easy as he had to consider his family and his career.

“This decision did not come easy, but allows my family to be closer to relatives and an opportunity to advance in my career. I am thankful to the volunteers, donors, and staff who have remained dedicated to the Y cause and assisted in strengthening our organization,” says Brown.

Mike Brown came to Rockford in 2011 and helped shape the local YMCA. During Brown’s tenure, t annual budget was increased to $12 million from $8 million, assumed operations of the Children’s Learning Center on Rockford’s West side, and Judson University opened a campus at the I.D. Pennock Family YMCA.

The YMCA of Rock River Valley Board of Directors is launching a nationwide search for Brown’s replacement. The YMCA of Great Syracuse is among the top 90 YMCA’s in North America.