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Posted by: Steve Kimmel 8 months ago

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County is currently accepting nominations for the 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, Bailey strongly believed everyone had strengths, and he was willing to provide the support needed to reach his or her fullest potential. Steve was truly a youth and family advocate and the recipients of this award hold the same attributes that Bailey demonstrated in his professional and personal life.

Some of the past recipients include: Delores Evans, Kent Yost, Roger Vezeau, Sara Landrum, Kent Hoopingarner, Richard Burns, Shelly & Jon Schenkel, Gary Mast, Gloria Wall, Carrie Boxell, the volunteers of the Champion League, Lisa MacDonald, Mary Jane Klenoski, Blessings in a Backpack, Brad Ludlow, Jamie Groves and Meg Friesen.

Nominations forms can be obtained by emailing or at the office located at 1344 Maple Drive. Information is also available on the YSB website at Please feel free to share this information with others. If you have made a nomination in the past but they were not selected, please feel free to re-submit their information.

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.

·        Have impacted Huntington County children and/or youth.

·        Can be youth, adults or a combination

Please submit the application to the Youth Services Bureau by September 1, 2023. The winner will be announced at our Annual Open House on September 28 at 5 p.m.

Thank you for taking the time to complete the nomination form. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Youth Services Bureau at (260) 356-9681.