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Forty-nine years ago, a young student at Norman College in southern Georgia had planned to become a pastoral minister and preach in a church of his own some day. But a chance encounter with an ad on the school’s bulletin board, which advertised a swim instructor position at the YMCA 10 miles away in Moultrie, would alter his plans in ways he couldn’t even imagine at the time. Today, as president and CEO of the Montgomery YMCA, Bob McGaughey’s resume might be lengthy, but you won’t find a list of companies that have employed him over the years. That’s because he has never worked for any other company in his life. It turns out that the ad Bob answered on his school’s bulletin board that day was God’s invitation to follow his real calling. One that would not only impact the growth of the YMCA organization on a national level, but literally affect the lives of thousands of youth across the country. For these and so many more reasons, River Region Living is proud to announce Bob McGaughey as its Citizen of the Year.
On behalf of our family and team, welcome to the River Region Living website.
RIVER REGION LIVING has incorporated Montgomery Living to provide exceptional editorial coverage and dazzling photography in the only true community lifestyle magazine in the River Region. In an effort to continue with the years of growth in our geographical area, we felt it was time for our name to reflect our actual coverage and audience. For years we have served readers and advertisers from all over the River Region as Montgomery Living Magazine. River Region Living Magazine is continuing to provide the same excellent editorial for your reading enjoyment. Other than expanding our presence and distribution, all of the things you have enjoyed about Montgomery Living have remained the same. We have included some additional coverage to keep you abreast of the many things that happen around the Montgomery area to include Prattville, Pike Road, Wetumpka and Millbrook. Broader market coverage, more editorial choices and expanded distribution have been part of our formula for growth all along. We hope you will continue to enjoy River Region Living.
Charlie Shamburger, Publisher