A new leader has been named for the Watertown YMCA. Denise Young is ready to take over the Y after current executive director Peter Schmitt steps down.
Schmitt is set to retire next month, with Young officially assuming the role as executive director this coming January.
Young comes to the YMCA from the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, which she has been in charge of since 2007.
Soon-to-be-former director Schmitt says he will stick around in a form of consultant to help Young ease into the new job.