On February 22, representatives from the Treasure Valley Y sponsored a Town Hall Meeting at the Mountain Home High School.
During this meeting, David Duro, Chief Operations Officer for the Y, and Jim Everett, CEO, outlined to the Mountain Home community the next steps in the collaboration process between the Treasure Valley YMCA and the Western Elmore County Recreation District to bring a recreation center to Mountain Home.
David Duro opened the meeting by summarizing the year and a half process which led to a recommendation by the CLDC (Community Leadership Development Group) to the Y and the WECRD. This recommendation was to “continue to contract with the YMCA to conduct a Capital Feasibility Study for Option 3, along with exploring other partnerships and sources of revenue. The Study will be completed by March 31st, 201l.” In order to reach this recommendation, the CLDC conducted interviews with local business leaders, performed a community survey (832 respondents), hired a professional Research company to conduct a Market Study, and prepared financial analysis of all three recreation facility Options. Steven Dean, a representative from Strategic Research Incorporated, explained how the Market Study was performed, using a Power Point presentation. Mr. Duro said that the financial study performed by the CLDC showed that the facility would need to be built in stages to eventually reach the Option 3 center.
Mr. Duro said the next steps in the collaboration process are to hire a firm to perform the Capital Feasibility Study (estimated to take two months) ; and form a committee (much like the CLDC groups) to oversee this process and the actual Capital Campaign, if the study concludes that a campaign is warranted.
Jim Everett then spoke about the history of the Treasure Valley Y and how Y clubs have improved local communities. He concluded the meeting by taking questions from the audience.
The Town Hall Meeting was videotaped and can be seen in its entirety at the WECRD office.
The Powerpoint presentation by the Y can also be seen on the WECRD website