Natchez YMCA director leaving

Published 12:16 am Sunday, October 7, 2018


NATCHEZ — YMCA of Natchez Operations Director Alice Agner is taking a new position with the YMCA Jackson as its executive assistant to the CEO.

Agner started part-time with the YMCA eight years ago, working in childcare and member services. She spent the next two years as the childcare director and the last two years as the operations director.

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Originally from New Orleans, Agner moved to Jackson after Hurricane Katrina. Her last day in Natchez will be Wednesday.

Agner said she is happy to be able to continue working with the YMCA as the executive assistant to the CEO.

“It’s the position I always wanted at the Y,” Agner said. “I love working for the Y. It’s a great organization that tries to do a lot of good in the community.”

Agner said she is pleased with the accomplishments she made during her time with the YMCA in Natchez.

“My time here has been good,” Agner said. “I developed a soccer program and got the (community) pool up and running, and that was a huge accomplishment. I just think it’s time to move on. I hope I’ve left Natchez better than I found it, and I hope it continues to grow.”

Tate Hobdy, YMCA supervisor and Natchez-Adams County Recreation Commission chairman, said Agner has done a great job.

One of Agner’s accomplishments, Hobdy said, was getting a grant from the Mississippi State Department of Human Services to offer a free after-school program for children ages 12 to 18. Hobdy also said Agner added a swim team that has approximately 30 members.

“Before she came, there was not much of a Y presence and now we have a strong Y presence,” Hobdy said. “I think she’s done a fantastic job. She got the pool up, and I think she’s leaving Natchez better than when she came. I would like to say how much I appreciate everything she’s done, and I wish her well in her future endeavors.”