EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH NOMINATIONS
Was there a staff member who gave you a particularly wonderful experience at our YMCA? Did you witness someone on our team go above and beyond? Is there an employee that you feel best embodies our core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility? Help us celebrate the hardworking members of our staff by nominating them for an Employee of the Month award!
Nominations are open until the 28th of the month. The winner will be announced on the 5th of the following month.
OCTOBER 2023 EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: CAM G.
Congratulations to Cam G., our October 2023 Employee of the Month!
Cam's bio: My name is Cam, I’m 24 and from Elmhurst IL. I’ve been at the Y since September 2020 working for the Youth Development Department. I absolutely love the freedom the Y gives us to be as creative as we want with the kids.
SEPTEMBER 2023 EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: JON C.
Congratulations to Jon C., our September 2023 Employee of the Month!
Jon's bio: I've been working for the YMCA for 6 months now and I love it. The members and staff are great, and I love the energy this place has. I have found my new love for pickleball here and I want to say thank you for nominating me for the employee of the month!
AUGUST 2023 EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: JOSHUA B.
Congratulations to Joshua B., our August 2023 Employee of the Month!
Joshua's bio: I have worked at the YMCA for just short of a year and can honestly say the best part is interacting with members and coworkers alike. I moved to the area last year with my husband, Bradford and our two dogs from the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington, DC. We didn’t know very many people but since working here have really felt part of the community. I think fitness spaces can often be intimidating but the Y has done a really great job at offering something to everyone. When I'm not here at work I'm probably working in the yard, hiking a national park, or taking a nap.
JULY 2023 EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: TRENIECE W.
Congratulations to Treniece, our July 2023 Employee of the Month!
Treniece's bio: I have been with the YMCA since July of 2022 as part of our Facilities team. Being a part of the YMCA has changed my life, my heart, and my attitude in many positive ways. I do truly enjoy keeping our facility sparkling clean for the Y community, and I feel loved, appreciated, and uplifted by everyone here.
JUNE 2023 EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: LINDSAY C.
Congratulations to Lindsay, our June 2023 Employee of the Month!
Lindsay's bio: I have been a Group Fitness Instructor at the Y for just over 11 years - mainly during the (VERY) early morning hours. As a former Division I athlete, I initially joined the Y as a way to stay active. However, after attending some Group Fitness classes and interacting with the Instructors, I was encouraged to use my athletics background to help inspire other members to improve their overall health and fitness. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my husband and two handsome sons, running, baking, and reading. Being a part of the Y has given me the opportunity to meet so many wonderful and unique people who have ultimately become some of my greatest friends. I look forward to continuing to help members build healthy routines and achieve their wellness goals for many years to come!
MAY 2023 EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: MELISSA J.
Congratulations to Melissa, our May 2023 Employee of the Month!
Melissa's bio: I am a "townie" and have called Bloomington-Normal home for the majority of my life. I started working at the YMCA in April 2022, and since then, it has become a very special place to me and my family. My husband Andy and I have been married almost 13 years, and we have three beautiful children (who wish they lived at the Y). When I'm not working at the front desk, I love to spend time outside: gardening, taking walks, going to the park with my kids, etc. I am also a preschool teacher during the school year. One of my philosophies in life is whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord (Colossians 3:23), and I try my best to serve the YMCA with that same purpose. It's truly a joy to be a part of this community, and I am so very honored to be nominated as employee of the month!