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Yates Community Center welcomes Eke Aiono as new executive director

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The Yates Community Center (YCC) announced the hiring of Eke Aiono as its new Executive Director and Operations Manager, marking a significant phase of development for the facility known for fostering community health and fitness. Aiono, with a notable background in sports and fitness that includes a professional rugby career and leadership roles in community centers, steps into this dual position to further the YCC’s commitment to community wellness.


Transitioning from a successful athletic career to a figure of executive leadership, Aiono’s considerable experience in the fitness industry spans over twenty years, including the founding of IslandFit, his own training studio in Henrietta. His prior role as Associate Executive Director at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester showcased his ability to drive community initiatives and advance economic development through effective fundraising efforts.

In his new role at YCC, Aiono aims to apply his diverse skill set to elevate the center’s health programs and manage the operational aspects of the organization, including a significant capital campaign for a new facility. Aiono’s leadership is expected to usher in an era of strategic planning and community partnership, aligning with the center’s mission to enhance the lives of those it serves. “I am thrilled to join the Yates Community Center and look forward to collaborating with staff, volunteers, and our board to foster a future rich in community engagement and health,” Aiono stated regarding his appointment.