FOLLOWUP: Next step in Fauntleroy YMCA’s future – rate uses, suggest hours

Two weeks ago, Greater Seattle YMCA executives promised a community survey as one of the next steps in determining the future of the Fauntleroy YMCA (WSB sponsor). This follows last month’s town-hall meeting (WSB coverage here). We checked with the Y today and learned they sent the survey to meeting participants Friday and are now circulating it more widely, including this message:

… We are committed to the Fauntleroy YMCA and look forward to working with the community to determine the best use for the space. We heard a lot of great ideas, and your thoughtful feedback is crucial as we navigate to ensure the continued success of the Fauntleroy YMCA.

We also have collected all your feedback that we have heard so far from emails, conversations online and in person, and our town hall. To further gauge community needs, preferences, and interests, we’ve prepared a survey where you can rank the suggested ideas. Your input will help us prioritize and shape the future of the Fauntleroy YMCA.

Please also share this survey with your community to help us ensure no one gets left out. Let us know if you feel something is missing or if you have another idea that should be included in upcoming communication or questions that should be addressed. Thank you for your patience as we are still gathering other context that was requested.

In the meantime, if you have already signed up for a volunteer committee, we will be reaching out separately to discuss how we move forward with membership, project planning, and fundraising. If you did not have the chance to sign up, you can do so through the survey.

Any time you would like to provide feedback for the Fauntleroy YMCA, please submit it here. For other inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at pr@seattleymca.org.

The “other context” refers to a promise of a “high-level plan for moving forward” that also was promised within two weeks along with the survey; town-hall participants also had asked for more information about the Y’s finances beyond what was originally disclosed a month ago. Again, here’s the survey link. It asjs you to rate six possible ways to use what’s labeled the “Fauntleroy YMCA Community Hub” space. There’s also an open-ended question inviting you to describe other way(s) the “community hub space” could be used, as well as questions about operating hours, plus requests for feedback on planning future meetings, plus the aforementioned committee involvement.

3 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Next step in Fauntleroy YMCA's future - rate uses, suggest hours"

  • zephyr February 5, 2024 (2:06 pm)

    Could someone please define the “Community Hub Space”?   Would this be the gym and adjacent rooms upstairs?  I primarily use the Cardio Room, Weight Room (free and machines), and the Stretch Room (and machines)–as do many others there.  So are you asking about usage of these other spaces–not the workout rooms on the main floor?      Thanks. 

  • Mary Ayres February 6, 2024 (8:58 am)

    I started filling out the survey but it would not let me complete it without signing up for one committee which I was unable to do at this time.  Suggest they add a response that says Sorry, Can’t Now.

    • SKA February 6, 2024 (11:37 am)

      Mary, they have updated the survey so that you can complete it without signing up for a committee. I was in the same boat as you and am thankful it has been updated. 

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