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Buzz Lambert takes over as Mathews Y director

Buzz Lambert of Hartfield has been named branch director for both the Mathews Family YMCA and the Middlesex Family YMCA.

Lambert is not new to the Y. He was previously the Middlesex director for six years and also, briefly, as the director for both the Middlesex and Mathews YMCAs.

A member of the Y since 1985, when he attended his first YMCA camp as a 10-year-old in Missouri, Lambert went on to serve a college internship with the Tuckahoe Y while at the University of Richmond. After graduation, he worked in the family business—the Piankatank River Golf Course—before being named branch director at Middlesex in 2005.

After six years, he accepted a position as branch director of the Williamsburg Y and was there until 2013, when he left to rejoin his family’s business. But Lambert said he always stayed in touch with the Y, volunteering for special events, coaching sports, serving on the capital task force.

Lambert said he plans to be on-site in Mathews a lot in the be...

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