The group of members who has sought information and more transparency from the YMCA of Northern Rock County is asking the Y’s board to elect several additional board members “as soon as possible.”

The YMCA of Northern Rock County’s board of directors has hired a law firm to assist in an investigation of the YMCA, new board President Steve Yeko Jr. said in a written statement issued Friday afternoon.

The United Way Blackhawk region has barred the YMCA of Northern Rock County from access to United Way funding because of questions about the validity of information the Y provided in grant applications, a United Way official said.