The Treasure Valley Family YMCA has a new presence in Mountain Home. Keyra Elmo, the Y’s Mountain Home Development Coordinator, will be housed in the Western Elmore County Recreation District offices at 245 E. 6th South. Keyra will be the YMCA’s staff representative in Mountain Home. Her first efforts will be to get up to speed on the background of the project and to begin meeting people who have participated in the process to date. She will then begin implementing the work outlined in last summer’s feasibility study. We anticipate that Keyra’s first six months or so will be spent building the community’s understanding of the project, coalition building, and working with the Y to build a case for support in preparation for the future fundraising efforts. Keyra’s office hours will be 8 to 5, Monday through Friday. Keyra is looking forward to meeting community members and to working together to create a YMCA in Mountain Home. Please feel free to stop by to welcome Keyra and say hello, to call her at 344-5502 ext 262, or to e-mail her at
Since the creation of the Western Elmore County Recreation District in 2000 with 60% of the vote, the Directors have worked tirelessly to do what the voters asked. To that end, the Directors have been dedicated to the WECRD Mission Statement: “The Western Elmore County Recreation District is dedicated to creating strong partnerships enabling the construction and operation of a safe and affordable year-round family recreation and community activities facility which will welcome all people and will enhance the health, well-being, and quality of life for all individuals and families. Investment in such a family and community oriented facility will change lives by providing an atmosphere which will enrich spirit, mind and body and will promote family and community cohesiveness. It will enhance the attractiveness of our community, thus encouraging families and businesses to locate and settle here; will provide economic spin-offs as recreation dollars are spent locally; will be a positive and proactive response to our growing and changing community."
The Western Elmore County Recreation District's mission is to promote the construction and operation of a year-round family recreation and community complex center. This facility is to be located in Mountain Home, Idaho. ...