Will Meiron Awarded as Member of Abilene’s ‘20 Under 40’

Will Meiron, program director at BCFS Health and Human Services-Abilene, was selected as one of the annual “20 Under 40” winners in Abilene, Texas. The award is presented by Abilene Young Professionals – a program of the city’s chamber of commerce – in partnership with the Abilene Reporter News. Will received the award for his work both with BCFS-Abilene and Sockdolager Brewing Company.

Will Meiron
Photo credit: Abilene Young Professionals

“Every day we encounter people right where they are,” Will said in an email. “It could be a crisis, it could be a celebration, it could be just a normal day. However, in our work in this community we must do what is right. There is no middle ground.”

In addition to his position as program director at BCFS-Abilene, Will is the chair of Key Connections, a program that mentors at-risk young adults. He is also a member of eight local boards or organizations.

“Communities are built generation to generation,” said Greg Jaklewicz, editor and news director of the Abilene Reporter News. “The next generation must be given support and encouragement to succeed, not just to fill shoes but to lead a city on new paths…. In his way, [Will] is encouraging his peers to stay in Abilene and find their place. In turn, that will encourage the following generation.”

Will received his official recognition at a ceremony last night held at 201 Mesquite Event Center in downtown Abilene. While he expressed deep appreciation for the award, Will is already focused on what’s to come for the city.

“Our next step in doing what is right for BCFS-Abilene is the groundbreaking of Our House for Women,” said Will. “It is one more way that our BCFS community can do even more to support my Abilene community.”

Read Will’s full interview with Abilene Young Professionals here.

Will (top left) pictured with the other members of this year’s “20 Under 40” class.