A Lifetime of Community Impact
Not many can tout a life-long affiliation with the Y, but Chris Hoiby has been part of the Y for 60 years. In his younger years, he came to the Y for swimming and teen dances, where he met his wife. He later worked as a lifeguard and served on a board to create a YMCA in Marysville.
With a passion for youth development, Chris created a thriving after-school program with the Y and local school districts. After more than 30 years working in public schools, he retired and began to work solely for the Y. For three years he has coordinated the Y Community program, which offers assistance to families in local transitional housing.
“I strongly believe in the Y Community mission and helping kids get a successful start in life. I like to think that I have helped many families see hope in the future.”