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Anaheim, CA – The Anaheim Family YMCA Board of Directors has elected Michael Johnson to become the next Chair of the YMCA Board. Michael will serve a two-year term leading the Board of Directors from 2023-2025.

He currently serves as the Market Manager, Government Relations for Republic Services leading efforts in community engagement and neighborhood investment. Republic Services is a national leader and the largest environmental services company in Orange County.

Before joining Republic Services, Johnson worked in public affairs where he executed successful programs for a range of government clients, elected officials, and corporations in the technology, land use, and energy sectors. Johnson also worked for the County of Orange as a Chief of Staff and Manager for many years and has strong working relationships with entities across Southern California.

Michael’s greatest professional joy comes from his charitable service with local non-profits. He believes there is no greater feeling than to support the Y’s mission to invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors.

“The YMCA staff and I are very excited to work with Michael as we continue to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities”, said YMCA CEO Brent Finlay.

“Michael is an unsung hero. He is everywhere doing everything he can for the community he serves. He stays out of the spotlight and showers the recognition onto others. We are blessed to have a person of his background and talent leading our Anaheim Y to the next chapter in our legacy” said Bill Taormina, CEO & Founder, Clean City, Inc.

“It is with great pleasure and excitement that we welcome Michael Johnson as our new Board President of the Anaheim Family YMCA!  The Anaheim YMCA boasts of having over a century of service to our community and Michael, with his own brand of leadership skills, possesses a proven track record of accomplishment, talented business acumen, consensus building and ability to guide an organization to be a productive asset in our community. All of his business resources combined with his heart for service will be the perfect blend of leadership skills that we will need to help accomplish our very lofty goals and to guide our pathway as we navigate through our many future projects. Congratulations Michael! We look forward to working with you!” said Paul Kott, Paul Kott Realty.

About the Anaheim Family YMCA

The Anaheim Family YMCA was founded in 1911 and currently impacts over 20,000 youth, teens and adults in Anaheim, Cypress, Stanton, La Palma, and parts of Buena Park. YMCA programs span from early childhood education, after-school, youth sports, swim, summer camps, summer learning, S.T.E.M. enrichment, healthy living and wellness, volunteerism, and community service. The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.


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