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United Way of Southern Chautauqua County
Every year, United Way solicits local union halls for nominations and convenes past winners to select a member or staff person from organized labor who contributes to the community through volunteer service. This year’s honoree is Steven C. Nowell, a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #106.
“Steven honors the Mason family legacy in many ways, and the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County is pleased to name him as the 2018 Joseph H. Mason Award Winner,” states Amy Rohler, Executive Director.
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 loves camping, rails to trails bicycling, and off road jeep trail drives. Steven currently works as a local IBEW 106 Inside Journeyman Wireman for Ahlstrom & Schaeffer Electric. 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. In the past year, he has been able to offer a Dept of Labor approved course of study using Fiber Optics Association Curriculum, a training partner of the IBEW Joint Apprentice Training Committee. He also recently graduated from the University of Michigan in the IBEW-NECA Electrical Training Alliance Train the Trainer program.
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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