YMCA of Greater Erie

The Branch Advisory Board serves as a critical community champion of the branch YMCA. Members of the Branch Advisory Board share their gifts in service to our mission by providing our organization with their professional expertise; their diverse knowledge of constituent perspectives; their connections to local resources, colleagues or peers; their philanthropic support or other forms of needed assistance. The Branch Advisory Board has no governing function within the organization.


Specific Duties


  1. Attend Branch Advisory Board meetings and any assigned task force.
  2. Familiarize yourself with the YMCA’s mission, programs, and core values.
  3. Be an advocate for the YMCA.
  4. Raise awareness of YMCA initiatives within the branch service area.
  5. Ask discerning questions, constructively participate in deliberations, and give input according to your convictions, background, and expertise.
  6. Make a contribution to the We Build People Annual Support campaign.
  7. Assume a leadership role in the We Build People Annual Support campaign. (You may be asked to serve in a capacity that may require additional time commitments)
  8. With other board members and staff be certain that all program efforts are consistent with the YMCA’s goals and objectives.
  9. Assume leadership of board groups and events as requested (such as committee, task force, or special project chairs).
  10. Volunteer additional time for special projects or events.
  11. Keep YMCA business in confidence.



Three years (unless serving by special appointment or filling an un-expired term). Members may be re-elected for two terms.