With full hearts, we would like to thank each and every one of you who has supported the Y’s cause over the years. Today our County Commissioners, after hearing all the facts, made the decision to approve our 100% property tax exemption, just as they have done for 122 years. We’d like to thank them for their dedication to process and this amazing community. This decision reflects how important the Y’s presence is in our community. Throughout our history, the Y values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility and the belief that all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, has made the Y a hub of partnership and possibility throughout the Treasure Valley. We are so blessed to be able to do the work we do.
At the hearing today, a few individuals testified on behalf of the Y, including Noail Isho, a 17-year-old boy who was once a refugee unable to swim and is now a flourishing swimmer, lifeguard, and outstanding youth leader.
To learn more about this tax exemption challenge, read and view the following local news stories:
Ada County Commission grants YMCA tax exempt status – KTVB 7, July 3»
Tax Exemption Reinstated – Boise Weekly, July 3»
Private Clubs Challenge YMCA Property Tax Exemption – Boise Weekly, July 2»
County Votes to Maintain 100% Status – KBOI 2, July 3»
Fitness Companies Question YMCA Tax Exempt Status – KTVB 7, July 2»
Commissioners Approve YMCA Tax Status – KIVITV 6, July 2»
West Boise YMCA Regains Tax Exempt Status – Idaho Statesman, July 3»
Treasure Valley YMCA retains full tax exemption – Idaho Press Tribune, July 4»