The YMCA and Prescott Valley Town Council have approved a Development Agreement that will outline the work necessary for a YMCA facility to become a reality in the Town. The proposed YMCA would be located on a parcel of land, donated by the Fain Signature Group, adjoining the Bob Edwards Park to the south.
“I’m excited that we’ve reached this milestone and can move forward with the project,” YMCA CEO Damon Olsen said. “The YMCA Board of Directors and Staff have been working together with the Town of Prescott Valley since the Town Council approved the Memorandum of Understanding on January 28th. I am proud of what we have collectively accomplished and the timelines we were able to meet. Now the real work begins of designing and fundraising for the facility. I am pleased with this agreement — the attention to detail is remarkable, and we worked through many hurdles together.
“Past feasibility studies conducted in the Town of Prescott Valley have demonstrated overwhelming results that there is a critical need for YMCA programs and services in the growing community of Prescott Valley. We have an opportunity to play a role in providing safe spaces for children to develop skills while also helping to create an environment that brings the people within our community together.
“The project has three phases. The first, called Phase 1, will include the three F’s: Feasibility, Fundraising, and Facility Design. Once obtaining financing, Phase 2 begins, and construction commences on the new facility. Finally, Phase 3 will signify that the building is open, and operations have begun.”
About the YMCA of Yavapai County
The YMCA of Yavapai County is a community within a community serving our diverse population of the quad-city area. As a leading nonprofit organization, the YMCA exists to strengthen the foundation of the community. The YMCA has served the local communities in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Dewey/Humboldt since 1974, offering over 60 health, wellness, and community programs within the four-building facility.
The YMCA provides affordable programs and services to benefit people of all incomes and backgrounds. Thanks to the generous support of those who donate to the Y’s Annual Campaign and other fundraising events, financial assistance is available to those who cannot afford the total membership cost and qualify for assistance.
The YMCA aims to provide each member with every opportunity to reach farther and improve their lives and the lives of those around them. Through Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility, the YMCA’s goal is to inspire positive and lasting social change. For more information, visit www.prescottymca.org.
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 long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise but to deliver lasting personal and social change.