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Lamer resigning Alton YWCA, search begins for new exec


ALTON — The YWCA of Alton will soon start the process of hiring a new executive director.

Andrea Lamer, who led the non-profit organization for the past four years, offered her resignation to the board earlier this month.

Gail Donnelly Bader, YWCA board president, said Lamer will step down at the end of June.

“The board appreciates Andrea’s time at the YWCA and we wish her well,” Bader said. “She was incredibly loyal and we appreciate her for it.”

Lamer was hired in March 2012 to serve as the executive director. She told board members she is leaving to pursue personal interests.

“Andrea plans to stay connected to the YWCA by serving on the Social Justice committee as well as other activities,” Bader said.

The YWCA will remain busy with various programs, which include child enrichment, summer camps children along with the starting of the Career Closet.

Bader, who became board president in December, said the formal search for a new director is underway. She said an executive search committee, which will consist of board and community members, is being formed.

“One of our core missions is empowering women and we will continue to do that and will begin our search for someone with a vision who will lead our organization,” she said.

                                                                                                                      — From the Illinois Business Journal

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