Boys & Girls Club’s Renee Gaudette Stepping Down, Club Searching for New Director

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Watertown Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Renee Gaudette will be leaving her position. Here, she received the Executive of the Year Award in 2015. She was nominated by Chris Chrombie, right, the club’s Project Director.

The Watertown Boys & Boys Club announced Executive Director Renee Gaudette will be leaving the club leadership position after nine years. Gaudette led the Club through an unprecedented period of growth in membership, programming and funding.

Due in great measure to her many contributions, the Club has never better been in a stronger position by every measure as it begins the search for her successor. A self-described ‘Club Kid,’ Gaudette assumed the role of Executive Director in 2013 after a successful tenure at the YMCA.

“Her hands-on approach and unwavering commitment to Watertown’s kids and teens, especially during the most challenging times of the pandemic, has earned the deep respect and gratitude of the community, the board, the staff and, most importantly, the kids of Watertown,” said Alan Medville, president of the Board of the Directors of the Watertown Boys & Girls Club. “We are so
grateful for her innumerable contributions: we’ll never forget what she’s done for the kids in Watertown.”

“Becoming Executive Director of the Club was a dream come true for me because of what the Club meant to me as kid growing up in Watertown,” said Gaudette. “I’m so proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish and will be totally supportive of the next leader as the Club enters a new chapter in its 50-year history.”

To celebrate her many accomplishments, the Club will celebrate her contributions during the final week of April with a tribute by the kids and teens.

The Board is conducting a nationwide search for Gaudette’s successor with the support of the Boys & Girls Club of America’s leadership development team.

“Renee has set a very high bar,” said Medville. “With the support of the terrific staff, the Board, the community and our wonderful kids, we are confident that the next Executive Director of the Watertown Boys & Girls Club will be ready to take the Club to the next level.”

2 thoughts on “Boys & Girls Club’s Renee Gaudette Stepping Down, Club Searching for New Director

  1. Best wishes to Renee on her next life chapter. She did a great job moving the Club forward for the past nine years. It is a great Watertown institution and has served many thousands of kids.

  2. We are so thankful for Renee’s leadership and willingness to do “whatever it takes” for the kids of Watertown, the Boys & Girls Club of Watertown and its mission. I wish her well in her future endeavors!

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