Another step has been taken in the creation of a new YMCA in Greenville. The Greenville City Council agreed Tuesday to back the creation of a panel to investigate whether or not a new YMCA is needed.
The council members present Tuesday voted 4-0 to approve the creation of the committee including naming Jerry Ransom as Chairman. Ransom will be tasked with actually recruiting the committee.
Ransom has been one of the individuals involved in fundraising for the new building. The fundraising campaign to build a new YMCA in Greenville was formally launched in June 2011.
Ransom told the council that a preliminary list of names is being considered, including current and former YMCA board members and representatives of area service agencies.
Plans for a new and much larger YMCA inside the Greenville sports park have been discussed for over a year.