Gary Lunden has been hired as the new executive director for the Community Center for Youth.
Lunden brings a strong financial and business background to the job, blended with a passion to make a difference in the lives of local youths, said Chuck Fulton, CCY board president and chief of the Walla Walla Police Department.
Lunden and his wife, Lynn, have lived in the area about 11 years. He has experience in the financial, consulting and management fields.
One of the more pressing matters within his new duties is finding a permanent home for the center, Lunden said. The center is presently at St. Patrick Catholic Church on West Alder Street.
Community Center for Youth is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. For more information, call 526-2571.