Boys & Girls Club’s board adds to its strengths with new member
Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County (BGCSLC) continues to stack the deck with an engaging board that recognizes the successes of Club kids as their proverbial Super Bowl victory.
During the Club’s Board meeting in August, they announced voted in George Landry as their newest board member.
Landry came to St. Lucie County and worked with kids in the Police Athletic League and as a VP of Pop Warner Football before coming to work for St. Lucie County.
“I didn’t know much of Boys & Girls Clubs at the time. I heard amazing stories from some of my PAL football kids who went to the Clubs after school and I caught on to what they were getting out of it.”
Landry is currently the interim Director of Public Utilities & Solid Waste for St. Lucie County. When asked what he would like his thumbprint on the Club as a board member he responded, “Getting today’s youth on a path of gainful employment with jobs that will still be relevant while they are starting their families is a huge key to success. There are so many opportunities right here in their backyard. They can go away to college and then come back home where their new skills will be needed.”
Current BGCSLC board members carving the path of success for thousands of youth and teens in St. Lucie County are Leslie Kristof, board chair, Richard Del Toro, Jr, past board chair, Major Brian Hester, Vice President, Dr. Pamela Welmon, Vice President, Angelique Lyons, Jay McBee, Chief Nate Spera, Chief Diane Hobley-Burney, Dr. Kevin Paerry, Dr. Marty Lesin, Charles Cuomo, Doug Farrell, Commissioner Linda Bartz, Mark Tremblay, Sarah Pride, Sean Baldwin, Judy Cruz, Lori Finkel, Michael Piazza, PSL Councilwoman Stephanie Morgan, Genia Leonard, and Michael Lafreniere and most recently, George Landry.
“We have a strong board making decisions that directly affect the thousands of ClubKids we serve every day. The life experiences George Landy brings to our table with his military and athletic background will be a perfect fit for the future of our clubs,” said Will Armstead, CEO of BGCSLC.
Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing youth a path to success for every young person who walks through our doors, and that every Club member graduates from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship and living healthy lifestyles. The Club enables all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
With 20 locations throughout the county, Boys & Girls Clubs programs serve a diverse group of kids from grades K-12. We serve 15,000 youth throughout the year from a variety of backgrounds. We invite you to be part of something wonderful as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary with a campaign to provide world-class clubs, life-enriching programs, and improved transportation to access these opportunities outside their neighborhoods. Please see for yourself by taking a tour of an area club by calling (772) 460-9918.