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YSB seeking Steven L. Bailey nominations

Posted: Friday, July 10, 2020

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 youth.

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

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 Schenkel, Blessings in a Backpack, Brad Ludlow and Jamie Groves. Last year's winners were Carla MacDonald and Pastor Steve McPeek.

To be considered for the award the nominees must: be an individual or a group; be a positive role model through supportive, encouraging and empowering involvement with youth as a volunteer or through their professional responsibilities. The nominee must have impacted Huntington County children and/or youth. The nominee may be a youth, adult or a combination.

Nomination forms may be obtained by contacting the Youth Services Bureau’s office at (260) 356-9681 or email a request for the nomination form to All nominations need to be submitted to the Youth Services Bureau by July 31, 2020.  The selection will be made by a panel of YSB board members and staff.  For more information call the Youth Services Bureau or email your questions to Visit the agency’s website at