the organization's community impact in his 23 years as its president,
announced Feb. 10 he plans to retire June 30, 2011.
Howard's 43-year career with the YMCA began in his home town of
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He spent three years with the YMCA of
Metropolitan Chicago at the Logan Square Branch before coming to
Rockford as a program director in 1974. In his announcement, Howard
expressed how fortunate he was to have worked with such a strong,
worldwide organization that is dedicated to improving lives by
strengthening the foundations of community through programs that
address youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
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