STEL Seeks Service Award Nominations

Southern Tier Environments for Living, Inc., a residential and rehabilitation agency serving people with psychiatric disabilities, is accepting nominations for its two annual Community Service Awards.

According to STEL executive director Thomas J. Whitney, nomination forms have been distributed throughout the agency’s service area, which includes Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Southern Erie counties. The deadline for nominations is Monday, April 15.

The awards, one to an individual and one to an organization, will be given for outstanding service to individuals with serious mental illness. Recipients of past awards have included Judge Walter Drag, the late Dr. Chris Kaczmarek and Dr. Colleen Lewis.

Among the organizations that have received an award are The Genesis House of Olean, Gowanda Ambulance Service and Spoke Folk of Dunkirk.

The awards will be presented at STEL’s annual May is Mental Health Month luncheon at Chautauqua Suites Meeting and Expo Center in Mayville.

To obtain further information or nomination forms, contact the STEL administrative offices at 366-3200.