Jun 29, 2023

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Weld County announces retirement of CEO Terry Adams

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County announced the retirement of its CEO late Thursday afternoon, a little more than one month after the nonprofit started a campaign for a new building in Greeley.

Terry Adams, who was named the club's executive director in 2017, is retiring after 5 1/2 years as CEO, according to a news release from the Weld County organization.

In April, Adams and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County made public plans for an approximately $6.5 million renovation of the historic and well-known former Warnoco Roller Skating Rink on 2nd Street in Greeley.

Adams and the Boys & Girls Clubs said this spring they had a goal to turn the curved-roof structure into a teen center for high school students. The old skating rink is located across the street from the Greeley-Evans School District's new Jefferson High School, which is in progress and expected to open later this year at the intersection with 14th Avenue.

The Boys & Girls Clubs bought the Warnoco building for $1.15 million in late October from Jim Emmett, according to the county property assessor website. The building is 15,000 square feet and six times larger than the organization's current teen center on 1st Avenue in Greeley.

As of Thursday afternoon, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County had not replied to an inquiry on the timing and reasons behind Adams’ retirement.

In the news release, the organization said Adams has positioned it to do well in the future.

"We are grateful for his passion, his vision, and dedication in making the Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County a welcoming place for all youth throughout Weld County," the organization said in the release.

The board of directors will immediately begin a national search for Adams’ successor, according to the organization.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County operates facilities in four communities: Greeley, Milliken, Galeton and Fort Lupton. The organization's current teen center is located at its Pawl Clubhouse. Adams said the center serves about 30 kids a day in 2,500 square feet.

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