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YSB seeking Steven L. Bailey nominations

Posted: Friday, November 7, 2014

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. 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 and Lisa MacDonald. Steve Schenkel was the 2014 recipient.

Candidates must be 18 years of age or older, and be a positive role model through supportive, encouraging and empowering involvement with youth as a volunteer or through their professional responsibilities, and have impacted a Huntington County child and/or youth.

Nomination forms may be picked up the Youth Services Bureau’s office, located at 1344 Maple Drive, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Requests for nomination forms may also be sent to All nominations need to be submitted to the Youth Services Bureau by Wednesday, November 26. The selection will be made in early December by a panel of YSB board members and staff.

The award will be presented at the agency’s Annual Dinner which will be held Tuesday, January 20, 2015. More information can be obtained by calling the Youth Services Bureau at (260) 356-9681 or emailing