From left, Dr. Spencer Isom, El Mirage City Manager; Duane Livingston, Valley of the Sun YMCA Metro Board member; Clint Hickman, County Supervisor – District 4; Sharon Wolcott, Surprise Mayor; Max Wilson, former County Supervisor – District 4; David Shapera and Roy Delgado, El Mirage Council members; George Scobas, President and CEO – Valley of the Sun YMCA; Lana Mook, El Mirage Mayor; Joe Ramirez and Jack Palladino, El Mirage Council members; Rusty Mitchell, Luke Air Force Base; Jim Miller, John F. Long Properties; Jake Long, John F. Long Foundation; Col. Nathan Mooney, Luke Air Force Base; and Lynn Selby, El Mirage Council member.
Rendering of the main entrance to the new Northwest Valley Family YMCA in El Mirage.
Supporters of the future Northwest Valley Family YMCA in El Mirage takes photographs Thursday morning during a groundbreaking ceremony.
Posted: Friday, August 2, 2013 1:45 pm
Updated: 9:35 am, Mon Aug 5, 2013.
Dignitaries from around the Valley joined El Mirage officials and residents to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new 26,500-square-foot Northwest Valley Family YMCA.
The Y will be built at the city’s southern end next to Gateway Park and serve the the entire northwest region of the Valley including Surprise, El Mirage, Sun City, Sun City West, Youngtown, as well as portions of Peoria and the unincorporated areas of Maricopa County.
A bond passed by El Mirage voters in November 2011 for a new police station and recreation facility provides $2.5 million of the estimated $5.5 million to construct the facility.
The YMCA will be a full-service venue containing a gymnasium, swimming pool, fitness studios, a teen room and child watch area, city officials said.
“The new YMCA is a phenomenal facility which will serve Northwest Valley families and persons of all ages for years to come,” said El Mirage City Manager Spencer Isom.
The site is at 12450 W. Cinnabar Ave., El Mirage, adjacent to Gateway Park.
Friday, August 2, 2013 1:45 pm.
Updated: 9:35 am.