The Federation of Social Workers is appalled at the attempts by the current Republican County Legislators and County Executive Dinolfo, to diminish the powers of County Executive-elect, Adam Bello. Their actions are an affront to democracy and show an arrogant disregard for the will of the voters of Monroe County. We urge our members and our supporters to express their outrage directly to those legislators and the County Executive.
Monroe County just introduced legislation to stifle County Executive-elect Adam Bello. Here are 4 things we can do today to help stop this abuse of power:
- Call the County Executive Office and ask her not to sign this law. Let them know “the will of the people and not the will of power should be heard”. (585) 753-1000
- Call the Office of the Republican Majority. Let them know that you feel that they are going against the will of the people and they should vote no. (585) 753-1922
- Share on social media, write letters to the editor, talk with your friends, neighbors, and family about this.
- The County Legislator hearing is on 12/10. Pack the room, the halls, the buildings, and street! Let them know that we see them suppressing our will, our votes, our voices, and our democracy!
- Human Service Worker (public sector)
Lisa Connors, Monroe County Department of Human Services
- Human Service Worker (private sector)
Brigit Hurley, The Children's Agenda
Dr. David Topa, Pittsford Pediatrics
- John L. Seebach Volunteer Award
Richard E. Waldo Jr.
- Courage Award
- Corporate Contributor
Rochester Police Locust Club
- Human Service Family
- Non-Profit Organization
Hope Dealers BTC Inc.
- Bertina Forde Rising Star Award
Sean Conor Martin, Monroe County Department of Human Services
- Next Generation Contributor
- W. Burton Richardson Lifetime Achievement
Previous Lifetime Achievement honorees have included: Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, Sheriff Andrew Meloni, Garth Fagan, Mayor William Johnson, NYS Lt. Governor Robert Duffy and Mary Whittier of the Bivona Child Advocacy Center.
Regarding the award, Mr. Hausmann stated: “It is difficult to find the words to express how honored I am to join the likes of those who have previously received this award. For years, I have been able to introduce these fantastic community leaders for their life of service, at this wonderful event. That, in itself, has been a unique privilege.”
Steve Hausmann’s fifty-plus year career in the communications industry has been coupled with an outstanding record of community service. It has included serving as Chairman of The Monroe County Sports Commission for nearly twenty years, a close relationship with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, New York State Police, Holy Childhood (where he played a key role in their re-branding project), the Federation of Social Workers, Alyssa’s Angels, Ronald McDonald House Charities and NYS Special Olympics. Steve has also been honored by both the Rochester Press Radio Club and the NYS Broadcasters Association for his professional excellence in broadcasting. His community involvement also includes emceeing and hosting several charity golf tournaments every season, in addition to hosting the Human Service Luncheon for every year that it has been held.
Federation of Social Workers President Kendall Bell stated,“We are very proud to be honoring Steve Hausmann for his extraordinary career of human service. He has been an incredible contributor to our community and is an extremely deserving recipient of this award."
With this announcement, the Federation will also begin accepting nominations from the community for a variety of human service awards for both individuals and organizations. The deadline for submitting nominations is Monday, September 23, 2019. An online nomination form, which includes a complete list of awards and categories for the 2019 Human Services event is available here.
Chynna is a recent graduate of Greece Athena High School, who will be attending Nazareth College in the fall to study physical therapy. She has volunteered at hospitals, food kitchens, the Greece Town Hall and at a physical therapist's office. The Federation of Social Workers wishes Chynna Sharp great success in her future academic endeavors.
There will be a “Member of the Month” recognized every month, year around. If you would like to nominate a FSW Member who has done exceptional professional, volunteer, or other community service, please fill out this nomination form.
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Each month’s honoree will receive a $100 gift card to the restaurant of their choice, courtesy of the Retirees Council of the FSW, Modica Law Firm and Edge Advertising Group.
Our honoree for September 2019 is Chynna Sharp. Please click below to learn more about his valuable contribution of service to the community.
Future Member of the Month
Congratulations, Chynna Sharp!
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