Ringel named YMCA director

IRON MOUNTAIN – Jonathan Ringel of Iron Mountain has been named the new director of the Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center.

Ringel most recently was the Iron Mountain Downtown Development Authority/Main Street (DDA/MS) manager.

Ringel will be in charge of the local YMCA facility located at the former Crystal Lake Community Center. He will oversee programming and fund-raising efforts for the YMCA in Dickinson County.

Ringel indicated that he is excited to begin work for the YMCA.

“Having been a member for the last two years, I truly believe in the mission of the YMCA. It has become a part of the heart and soul of our community,” Ringel said.

In this new position, Ringel will lead a group of approximately 25 full- and part-time staff. His first major task will be coordinating the YMCA’s first annual Strong Kids Campaign that kicks off on Jan. 16th.

“I look forward to communicating to the community what the YMCA does and letting people know about our financial assistance program. It’s a big part of what the YMCA does,” Ringel said.

For more information, Ringel can be reached at the YMCA at 774-4076.