New CEO hired for local youth organization
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New CEO hired for local youth organization

IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls YMCA has a new leader.

Tanner Rohne took over as the company’s new CEO on Monday. He replaces Dan Jaeger, who resigned several months ago. The reason for his departure is unclear.

Rohne was selected from among numerous candidates who applied for the position.

Rohne told EastIdahoNews.com he is “extremely excited to serve the YMCA and the Idaho Falls community” in the role.

“I am truly honored that the board has given me this opportunity and chosen me to lead at the helm. I am excited to improve the quality of programming and see the needs of the community met as it grows,” says Rohne.

Rohne was initially hired in another position at the Idaho Falls YMCA in January. He previously spent 15 years developing and managing programs for other YMCA organizations, including the Treasure Valley Family YMCA.

In this capacity, he managed the Cascade Residential Camp and the Horsethief Reservoir Camp.

One of Rohne’s biggest goals for the future is to “create a culture at the Y where everyone feels valued and at home.”

“I also want to get the Big Elk Creek Resident Camp back up and running and provide full summer camp programs. I also look forward to building stronger partnerships with various community organizations to make sure their needs are met,” Rohne explains.

The YMCA provides childcare, after-school programs, youth and community sports, summer camps and fitness programs, which Rohne says many people take advantage of.

Many services are income-based discounted to provide resources to disadvantaged families or community members.

Rohne says every community member, whether a YMCA member or not, plays an important role in the organization’s growth and success.

“I take the organization’s role seriously and look forward to supporting YMCA employees as we continue to innovate to meet community needs and address emerging service opportunities,” Rohne said in a press release.

Katya Le Blanc, chair of the YMCA search committee, said she was delighted to welcome Rohne on board as the new CEO.

“His passion for youth development and collaborative leadership style will ensure we maintain and expand our community impact,” she said in a news release. “The future is bright for the Idaho Falls YMCA.”

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