Jamestown, N.Y. – “The Resource Center (TRC) – Making a Difference in Our Community for 65 Years” is the subject of Steven Waterson’s presentation to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ) Sunday, January 14, 2024.
TRC’s director of community relations, marketing and development is speaking at UUCJ’s 10:30 a.m. hybrid service.
The Resource Center was founded in 1958 thanks to the efforts of families who wanted better lives for their loved ones with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Today TRC supports people with all types of challenges. It also offers a range of health care services that are available to anyone in the local community and is a valued manufacturing subcontractor for area industry and the federal government.
Waterson has been employed with The Resource Center since 1993, serving his entire time in the community relations office. Prior to joining TRC, he worked as a reporter and editor at two newspapers owned by The Ogden Newspapers group, including The Post-Journal. He also worked for a while in the community relations office at Jamestown Community College.
In his current role since 2008, Waterson helps to promote and explain The Resource Center’s mission and assists in raising money for TRC and Filling the Gap, Inc., a Jamestown-based not-for-profit organization that supports The Resource Center. He is The Resource Center’s initial point of contact and spokesperson for media contacts, inquiries and news stories, and he received TRC’s Employee of the Year Award for 2006.
Waterson obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and psychology from the University of Richmond. He serves on the Fundraising Committee of Family Service of the Chautauqua Region.
Bruce Anderson is service leader. A social time and congregational meeting follows.
Participation can be in person at 1255 Prendergast Avenue in Jamestown or online. To join virtually, use the link at UUJamestown.org/calendar.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown is a progressive, liberal religious community serving the southern tier of Western New York and Warren County, Pa. The UUCJ’s mission is to support and celebrate each other, encourage spiritual and individual growth, and serve the wider community.