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YMCA of Marion & Polk Counties Board Member and Salem Leadership Foundation Board President Josh Kay will receive one of the two 2023 Outstanding Young Professional awards at the First Citizen Banquet on Saturday, April 8.

Last week, we surprised Josh during the Salem Leadership Foundation’s board meeting with the news of his recognition. Join us at the First Citizen Awards Banquet to see the surprise on video! (

A fifth-generation Salemite with a deep love for his home and Salem’s business community, Josh is an active, influential, and inspirational leader. As President of the Salem Leadership Foundation and as a board member for the YMCA of Marion & Polk Counties, Josh continues to make a profound impact in providing hope, guidance, mentorship, and opportunities to our young people, neighbors, and community members.

Widely respected by his peers, colleagues, and community partners of all ages, his steady leadership and passion for community-building set a shining example for other young professionals and youth in Salem.

Stay tuned for more honoree announcements, and see below for the event details.

72nd First Citizen Awards Banquet
Saturday, April 8
Salem Convention Center


Join us at the banquet to celebrate Josh, the rest of our esteemed honorees, and our incredible community.

We thank our First Citizen Awards sponsors, including Presenting Sponsors Mountain West Investment Corporation and Pioneer Trust Bank, for making this premier Salem event possible.

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