Steve Compton has helped those in need for more than two decades at the Regina Food Bank, but now he’ll be helping in a different way.
Compton, who has been at the food bank since 1995, is taking over as the new CEO of the YMCA.
“So many good things have happened over the years, lots great memories to take away and hopefully some new memories to create now,” Compton told the 980 CJME Morning Show Monday.
Compton said the food bank accomplished a lot of good things during his time there, something he attributes to the people he worked with and great partnerships that were fostered.
“Some new programs, some new things came along throughout there, our greenhouse and things,” Compton said.
“There’s some things I’ll walk away from there proud of, and proud of working with a great group of people as well.”
The food bank was the first non-profit organization for which Compton worked.
“When you get involved working in the community, it kind of gets in your blood and you start working and you realize that you’re having an impact that’s significant for a lot of people around the city.”
He said the YMCA provides in a number of ways for the community, including a child-care program.
“You get the chance to experience what that’s all about, and now I think that next experience with the YMCA will be serving the community in an innovative and different way.”
Compton will begin his role at the YMCA on June 21.