SML YMCA names new director

Andrea Fansler

Andrea Fansler has been appointed as the new director at the Smith Mountain Lake YMCA.

Fansler’s career with the YMCA began in 2007 at the Smith Mountain Lake YMCA. She worked for the YMCA until 2017 when she left to become the event manager with the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce. Andrea returned to the YMCA in August as director and event coordinator with a renewed love of the organization’s mission in the community.

“I’m incredibly excited to be back with my Y family,” Fansler said. “Our mission is so important in the community, and I’m excited to see what we can accomplish for residents.”

Over the coming months Fansler plans to development membership programs that increase the use of the YMCA. She is also working on her first community event: the YMCA’s Fall Fit Fest that will be held on October 5 at Westlake Towne Center. The event will feature vendors, an obstacle course race, beer, kids’ activities and music by Morgan Wade.

Fansler lives in Moneta with her 14-year-old son, Sam, and her husband, Eric Fansler, who is a realtor in the area.

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