Jenna Zdunek

Moving Into Phase 5

Jun 15, 2020

The Upper Peninsula is moving into Phase 5 of the governor’s reopening plan.  What does that look like?  The businesses and organizations impacted.  We’ll talk with those working to meet the governor’s guidelines and opening their doors after being closed for more than two months.
GUESTS: Jamie Thayer —  Owner Anytime Fitness Harvey, Co-Owner Jessica & Co., Co-Owner GLOW Sculpting Spa
Sarah Cambensy (D) — MI House Representative
Jenna Zdunek — CEO, YMCA of Marquette County
Andrea Ingmire —  Director, Peter White Public Library

MARQUETTE, MI--   It’s like a dark cloud has lifted. 

That’s what YMCA of Marquette County CEO Jenna Zdunek says, following a million-dollar donation from David and Thu Brule of Marquette. The money will eliminate the Y’s long-standing debt.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The YMCA of Marquette County is constructing a new Youth Center for older kids.

CEO Jenna Zdunek says the old center was made into locker rooms that can no longer be used, and youth are using the hallway for programs. She says the community needs the space because it’s such an impactful time in a kid’s life.

“This will be a great thing for the Y and for those kids that are, you know, 9 to 17, so they have a space. So really our Y is for any age,” she says.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The CEO of the YMCA of Marquette County has resigned, effective April 4.

Lisa Coombs-Gerou has served in the top spot for more than eight years. 

The Y has been dealing with money issues, and its board says immediate actions, including layoffs, are necessary. 

Senior Leader and 15-year employee Jenna Zdunek has become the interim CEO.