Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016

Rick Claydon to leave the YMCA after 40 years of service

Chief Executive Officer, Rick Claydon, announced his decision to conclude his forty year tenure at the Ridgewood YMCA effective December 31, 2016. Claydon has served as Ridgewood YMCA CEO for the last twenty four years.

YMCA Board President Michael Davis said, “We’re incredibly grateful to Rick for all that he has accomplished at the YMCA and thank him for his many years of dedicated service to the community”.

“I am proud and thankful to have served this YMCA and this community since I began as a Y instructor in 1976,” Claydon said. “For more than four decades, I’ve been honored to build relationships with so many talented and committed volunteers, staff, donors and community partners, who have supported, guided and encouraged me throughout my career. More importantly, they’ve strengthened the very foundation of this community by bringing incredible programs and services to so many.”

The Ridgewood YMCA has served the community since 1902 and today engages over twenty thousand adults and children annually from its Oak Street location and Camp Bernie resident camp. The Y also continues to grow its annual giving campaign each year in an effort to meet the needs of the community and insure that its vital programming and services are available to all those who need them.