The Ridgewood YMCA is pleased to announce the appointment of Ernest Lamour as the new Chief Executiv

Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2016

Ernest began his new role at the Ridgewood Y on December 5 and is succeeding Rick Claydon, who served as CEO for 22 years and will retire at the end of this month.

Ernest Lamour previously served as Chief Executive Officer at the Stamford YMCA in Connecticut, and has more than 15 years of leadership experience in development, community partnerships, strategic operations and programming.

"We are privileged to welcome Ernest Lamour to the YMCA," said Michael Davis, President of the Board of Directors of the Ridgewood YMCA. "Ernest is an energetic, thoughtful leader with an unparalleled commitment to community and economic development. His accomplishments include completely revitalizing and growing the membership and program base of the Stamford YMCA to its current level of success. We know that Ernest will provide the leadership to guide the Y as it continues its mission of ensuring that all community members have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive."
"I am grateful for the opportunity to lead an organization that has such a meaningful impact on the lives of so many" said Ernest. "The Ridgewood YMCA has consistently provided innovative ways to address critical social needs in New Jersey and I look forward to continuing that vital work".

Ernest received his Bachelor of Science in Leisure Studies and holds a master's degree in Sports Management from West Virginia University.

Please join us in welcoming Ernest to the Ridgewood Y!