LEONARDTOWN, Md. – The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the YMCA of Chesapeake to conduct a feasibility study for a YMCA in St. Mary’s County. In addition, they approved a fundraising study.

The Commissioners heard a brief from Bennet Wilson, Chairwoman of the YMCA Exploratory Committee, during their Tuesday, July 28, meeting that featured information and data gathered by the committee over the past several months. The YMCA Exploratory Committee was formed in 2019 to investigate community needs, learn about YMCA programs and services; identify potential locations for a facility; discuss possible facility amenities, and gauge fundraising capacity.

The feasibility study will gather data to validate the findings of the committee or add details to the proposed scope of work.

Commissioner decisions and related public documents are available on the county government website in BoardDocs. St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meetings may be viewed live Tuesday mornings on SMCG Channel 95 or as a replay Friday nights at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are also available for on-demand viewing on the St. Mary’s County Government YouTube Channel.