WAUSAU (WAOW)--This is the first day on the job for the new head of the Woodson YMCA in Wausau. But, Bryan Bailey is no stranger to the Woodson. He was employed there, for 8 years after graduating from college. Later, he accepted a job at the South Wood County YMCA. In November, he announced he would leave that position and return to the Woodson in Wausau. Bailey says, "I am really excited to be back."
The Woodson Y has includes the flagship downtown location in Wausau, the Aspirus branch in Weston and a satellite location in Mosinee.
With the arrival of Bailey, a $245,000 renovation project is now underway at the downtown location. Workers are now demolishing much of the South Lobby. Over the next 6 to 8 weeks they expect to put in a new front desk, social area and day lockers for members. Bailey says the facelift is needed, "We want to make this Y user-friendly for our members."