April 1, 2017 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Council Bluffs native Leo McIntosh’s first encounter with the YMCA of Greater Omaha was through its recreational youth sports leagues, a common experience for area young people. But following his flag-football days, McIntosh served in many roles at various branches—even finding his way back after college and military service—from part-time coordinator of teen programs to youth sports director to group vice president of Iowa operations. In the fall, he will become executive director of the Charles E. Lakin (Council Bluffs) YMCA, now under construction. “It brings the mission of the YMCA full circle for me in terms of getting kids and families involved,” he says. “The YMCA has given me the opportunity to give back.”

For over 150 years, the YMCA of Greater Omaha has been listening and responding to our community. The Y is so much more than a gym. It’s a cause, dedicated to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure adults, children, families and communities. Open to all regardless to pay, the Y supported the community in 2016 with $1.7 million in financial support.

430 S. 20th St., Omaha, NE 68102

402.341.1600 • metroymca.org

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