Become A Board Member

The Superior Douglas County YMCA is in search of passionate leaders to join our Board of Directors and help to guide our organization as we serve our community.  



To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all..     

Board Member Responsibilities:

  • Fiduciary - Approve annual budget, investment strategy, large grants, loans, and audits. Make sure funding and programs are in alignment with mission. Review financial statements and monitor fiscal controls. Assist with annual fundraising efforts and events.
  • Strategic - Develop and monitor mission and strategic plan. Hire, support, and assess performance of the President & CEO. Establish goals to ensure accountability to the law and our values. Identify, recruit, and elect members.
  • Generative – Bring personal and professional expertise to support the mission. Engage in deeper inquiry, exploring root causes, values, options, and new ideas for the organization.

Board Member Expectations:

  • Support the YMCA’s mission.
  • Understand the YMCA’s organization and its policies and abide by them.
  • Participate in monthly board meetings and committees in person.
  • Attend events and site visits.
  • Make a meaningful annual financial contribution—no established minimum.
  • Serve as an ambassador both in communicating out and gathering feedback of our work.
  • Assist with fundraising and friendraising.

Board Member Time Commitment:

  • The Board of Directors meets in-person once a month on a Wednesday from 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m..
  • Members may serve up to two consecutive three-year terms.
  • Board members may serve on sub-committees.
  • Outside of committee and board meetings, board members are expected to attend YMCA events. These may include site visits, fundraising events, program celebrations, or trainings.

Download the Application

Applications are due by April 20th, 2024.