YSB taking Bailey Award nominees

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County is currently accepting nominations for its annual Steven L. Bailey Memorial Award.  

This award has been presented annually since 1999 to an individual or group who demonstrates a strong compassion for the youth and families of Huntington County.

The nominee can be an individual or a group who has made a positive impact in the lives of young people through activities that empower, encourage and support our youth.

“During his life, Steve strongly believed everyone had strengths, and he was willing to provide the support needed for them to reach their fullest potential,” says Jan Williams, executive director of the Youth Services Bureau. “Steve was truly a youth and family advocate and the recipients of this award have also shared these attributes that Steve demonstrated in his professional and personal life. This award helps keep his mission alive.”

Past recipients include Delores Evans, Kent Yost, Roger Vezeau, Sara Landrum, Kent Hoopingarner, Richard Burns, Shelly and Jon Schenkel, Gary Mast, Gloria Wall, Carrie Boxell, the volunteers of the Champion League, Lisa MacDonald, Steve Sch-enkel and Blessings in a Backpack. Last year’s winner was Brad Ludlow.

An individual or a group can be nominated for the award.

The nominee must be a positive role model through supportive, encouraging and empowering involvement with youth as a volunteer or through their professional responsibilities and have impacted Huntington County children and/or youth.

The nominee can be youth, adults or a combination.

Nomination forms may be picked up at the Youth Services Bureau office, 1344 Maple Drive, Huntington, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Requests for nominations forms may also be sent to adm@ysbofhuntin gtonco.org.

All nominations need to be submitted to the Youth Services Bureau by Dec. 8.  The selection will be made by a panel of YSB board members and staff.  

The award will be presented at the agency’s annual dinner on Jan. 25.  

More information can be obtained by calling the Youth Services Bureau at 356-9681 or emailing adm@ysbofhuntingtonco.org.