Former Kirkland Mayor Joan McBride joins Friends of Youth board

Former Kirkland Mayor Joan McBride - Reporter file photo
Former Kirkland Mayor Joan McBride
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Friends of Youth announced today that former Kirkland Mayor Joan McBride, along with Vincent Hayes, have joined its board of directors.

McBride has served in the public sector for more than a decade, completing her term as mayor of Kirkland in December 2013. She was a founding member of the Eastside Human Services Forum and is a former Friends of Youth employee. McBride is distinguished by her lifelong commitment to human services.

Hayes, a Renton resident, is a graduate of Friends of Youth’s Griffin Home program who went on to earn a master’s degree in social work and has enjoyed a long, successful career in social services. He joins the board with extensive knowledge of Friends of Youth’s programs.

“Our newest board members, Joan and Vince, are joining Friends of Youth at an exciting time,” said Friends of Youth President and CEO Terry Pottmeyer. “Our Capital Campaign to address youth homelessness is over 90 percent to goal and three of our four projects are completed. We look forward to Joan and Vince’s leadership as we work toward a better future for at-risk youth in our community.”

Friends of Youth delivers a comprehensive range of therapeutic services for youth, young adults and families. With more than 60 years of experience, national accreditation and 20 program sites, the agency provides safe places to live and emotional support for youth and families in challenging circumstances.

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