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Councilman Tandy to welcome leader of YMCA for Kentucky UN program

Wednesday March 14, 2007

Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
For More Information Contact:
Tony Hyatt: 574-4137/ 526-3622
For Immediate release:

Councilman David Tandy (D) 4 will welcome the head of YMCA of the USA to Louisville this Sunday as the Kentucky United Nations Assembly kicks off.

“We are fortunate to have such a distinguished person as Neill J. Niccoll to speak to these young delegates,” said Tandy. “Kentucky’s United Nations program is the largest in the country.”

Niccoll will address high school from across the Commonwealth who will be in town for the three day conference which is an experience in diplomacy. Its goal is to provide high school students with a greater appreciation for the global economy through hands on involvement with international issues and solutions.

The program will begin on Sunday, March 18th at 5:00pm and will get underway at the Executive West Hotel, 830 Phillips Lane.

Nicoll has served as President and CEO of the YMCA of the USA since May 2006 and is the 13th person to lead the YMCA movement in the United States. The YMCA of the USA is celebrating its 156th anniversary in this country, and serves more than 20.1 million members including nearly 10 million children and teens.

Tandy has a long history with the YMCA and its programs. He is a former participant in the program and served as Secretary General in 1991. Tandy also serves on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky YMCA.

The Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA) attracts more than 4,000 middle and high school students participating in one of four assemblies each year.

The Kentucky YMCA engages young people across the state in Student YMCAs, Peer Mentoring Programs, Youth & Government conferences, Character Development Camps, United Nations Assemblies, and Service Mission Trips. Currently, the Kentucky YMCA serves some 10,000 teens in 150 Student YMCAs in every area of the state.

David Tandy (D) 4