Bob McCammon, Executive Director of Youth Conservation Corps Retires

Bob with Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National & Community Service, at The Corps Network 2013 National Conference.

After 37 years of serving as the Executive Director of Youth Conservation Corps (Waukegan, Illinois), Bob McCammon has decided he's ready to retire. In Bob's own words, he says that "I plan to reduce my stress and enjoy some of my major loves for family, travel, outdoor recreation and golf in the coming years."

Youth Conservation Corps joined The Corps Network in 1991. The organization has participated in numerous programs and initiatives of The Corps Network, most recently the Postsecondary Success Education Initiative and the AmeriCorps Education Award program. YCC has also been an active YouthBuild program, and Bob has served both on the Board of The Corps Network as our Chair and numerous committees for both YouthBuild and The Corps Network. Bob has received numerous awards over the years and was appointed by the Illinois Governor to Serve Illinois, the Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service in 2007. Bob holds a Bachelor of Behavioral Science from Louis National University and a Masters of Public Administration from Roosevelt University. He also served for ten years in the U.S. Navy and is a Vietnam Veteran.

Ben Richard, YCC's Program Director, has been appointed Interim Executive Director of the organization and will take over when Bob formally departs in mid-August.

Around The Corps Network, we have appreciated Bob's candor and expertise over the years, as well as the many nice Youth Conservation Corps golf shirts and he has brought us that we wear with pride (YCC has hosted a golf charity fundraiser benefiting the program for 27 years). We will miss him and his contributions to the Corps Movement!