Welcome New President and CEO

Introducing Tyler Wright

Please join us in welcoming Tyler Wright, who has accepted the position of President and CEO of the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette. Tyler previously served as the CEO of the YMCA of the Foothills in La Canada, CA and is a nationally recognized, mission-driven YMCA professional with more than 30 years of experience and commitment to the Y movement. His leadership, energy and Y spirit are a welcome addition to our YMCA as he joined our YMCA in mid-November of 2019.

Bob Hall Retires

Former President and CEO Bob Hall announced his retirement early this year. Bob's role will change to that of President Emeritus as Tyler gets started, and he will work with Tyler, the Board of Trustees and our staff leadership to ensure a smooth and successful transition. Our Board of Trustees and Bob have great confidence in Tyler and are looking forward to handing him leadership of our Y. 

Meet Tyler

Tyler started at the YMCA in 1987 as a volunteer camp director for the Wilshire YMCA in Los Angeles. He has also worked with the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, Santa Monica YMCA, Crescenta-Canada YMCA, YMCA of Orange County, Triunfo YMCA and the Helena Family YMCA in Helena, MT in the position of CEO. He has been the President and CEO of the YMCA of the Foothills since 2010. Tyler has been a YMCA national trainer in numerous areas, including Group Work, Supervision, Program Planning Management, Teens, Youth Sports, Camp and more. He has two rambunctious sons, Travis who is named after his brother and is 21 as well as Trenton age 18. 

We are eager to move forward and are enthused about the next steps at the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette.

In the News

YMCA Tyler Wright Announcement | Crescent Valley Weekly 
Tyler Wright Continues Y Journey | La Canada Valley Sun