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Bruce Jeffery

Bruce Jeffery, seen in this 2016 file photo, is the executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Decatur. Jeffery will be leaving the agency for a position at the Greater YMCA in Louisville, Ky. 

DECATUR — Boys & Girls Club of Decatur Executive Director Bruce W. Jeffery is leaving to take a position with the Greater YMCA of Louisville, Kentucky.

Jeffery said in a statement that his last day with the Boys & Girls Club will be June 28, after of 11 years of service. Jeffery has been the executive director since 2012. During his time with the agency, he helped lead construction of the new teen center, which was financed with a $710,000 donation from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and opened in December.

“Leading the club has never been about me, but more about serving the youth and providing hope, opportunity, and expectations,” he said. “Over the years, I have learned so much about helping others, and have always known deep down that we are making a difference in a child’s life.”

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Jeffery credited many people and mentors for helping him develop into a leader during his tenure.

"Decatur holds a special place in my heart, as I spent my early days as a Millikin student, and now working in the community that I love and care for so dearly," he said.

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Contact Donnette Beckett at (217) 421-6983. Follow her on Twitter: @donnettebHR

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