Ron Touchette of Elk River has been named the YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis Board of Directors Outstanding Volunteer Leader for 2011.
Touchette has been a member of the YMCA for 10 years and was instrumental in bringing the YMCA to Elk River. He currently serves on the General Board of Directors at YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis and on the Elk River YMCA Community Board of Directors.
His most recent contributions include public policy work both in St. Paul and Washington, DC, and service on the Financial Development Committee of the General Board of Directors. He is chairing the upcoming YMCA poker tournament fundraiser to be held at Canterbury Downs on Nov. 7.
The award caught him by surprise, but he took it in stride. “My commitment to the Y is rooted in my belief that strong communities nurture strong families,” Touchette said. “The YMCA strengthens the foundations of our greater Twin Cities community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. I’m in it because I know the Y makes a difference, and I can make a difference through the Y.”
Touchette is the broker and CEO of Rock Solid Companies, a commercial real estate brokerage firm.