The Executive Board of the Federation of Social Workers is proud to announce that they have selected local media celebrity, Steve Hausmann, to receive their 2019 W. Burton Richardson Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented at the 15th Annual Human Services Worker of the Year luncheon on November 1, 2019 at the Joseph Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
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 at www.fsw-union.org.
ABOUT THE FEDERATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS
For more than 60 years, the Monroe County Federation of Social Workers IUE-CWA Local 81381 has represented social workers, caseworkers, examiners, child care workers, investigators and child support examiners, as well as seniors and supervisors in those titles, who are employed by Monroe County at the Department of Human Services, Monroe Community Hospital, the Child Support Enforcement Unit and the Children's Center. The Monroe County Federation of Social Workers is located at 740 Driving Park Avenue, Suite A, Rochester, NY 14613. The Federation was founded in 1959 and currently has more than 850 members.