Seeking Nominations for 2019 Joseph H Mason Community Service Award


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United Way of Southern Chautauqua County

Do you know a union member who is committed to community service, active or retired? Consider nominating them for the 2019 Joseph H. Mason Award. The nomination form is available by visiting: or call 716-483-1561 for a nomination form.

United Way of Southern Chautauqua County is now accepting nominations for the Joseph H. Mason Award through June 06, 2019. Every year, United Way presents the Joseph H. Mason Award to a union member or staff person whose volunteer service to the community honors the spirt of involvement exhibited by late Joseph H. Mason.

Last year, Steven Nowell, a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #106, was recognized as the 2018 Joseph H. Mason Award winner.

“Steven honors the Mason family legacy in many ways, and the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County was pleased to name him as the 2018 Joseph H. Mason Award Winner,” states Amy Rohler, Executive Director. “We are just as excited to see who will be nominated and who will receive the 2019 Joseph H. Mason Award.”

Steven C. Nowell is a lifelong resident of Jamestown, NY. He enjoys spending time with this family, including his wife Tess Nowell, his children and his grandchildren. He is a 26 year member of the IBEW, and has been a data installation instructor since 2010, where he facilitates a data communications wiring installation class for the 2nd and 4th year apprentices.Steven is a 20 year retired member of the NY Army National Guard, he has volunteered on projects such as rebuilding playgrounds at CC Ring School, the Lucille Ball Museum Relighting Project, the Boys and Girls Relighting Project. He provided lighting and technical assistance to the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, the Fenton Historical Society, including developing a security camera installation plan with their board, and also worked with Ahlstrom Schaeffer Electric on several data projects for the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation as well as volunteered for the Rails to Trails and Allegheny river clean up events. In 2009, he received the JHS Lady Raiders Basketball “Friend of the Program” Award.

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