Doug Stock, Fredonia

Brad Balentine

We want to take a moment to honor outgoing board member, Doug Stock.

Doug was born and raised in Staten Island, NY and moved to Dunkirk in February 1967. Doug is married to Joann and they reside in Fredonia. Doug and Joann have 8 children between them and seventeen grandchildren.

Doug’s education includes attending the IBEW Leadership Institute for Business Managers, Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, and the Wharton School of Business.

He got his start as an electrician apprentice with Fredonia Electric working on the Fine Arts building at SUNY Fredonia. After finishing his apprenticeship, he was elected to the executive board of the local union and shortly after, appointed as a delegate to the Dunkirk Area Labor Council.

From 1976 to 1980, Doug was a part-time coordinator of the New York State AFL-CIO C.O.P.E. (Committee on Political Education). He coordinated telephone banks, plant visits and various campaign activities. In 1982, he was elected president of IBEW Local Union 106. In 1983, he became the business manager of Local Union 106 and held that position for 12 years. During his time as business manager, he worked with Chautauqua County officials and economic development leaders to develop major construction projects in Chautauqua County including a hotel in Dunkirk, expansion of Brooks Memorial Hospital, manufacturing expansions, and schools. He has over 30 years of experience as an electrician with skills in all phases of electrical construction.

Doug’s community work includes being president of the Dunkirk Area Labor Council and recording secretary of the Chautauqua County Workforce Investment Board. He was also a board member of the Private Industry Council for 11 years and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for his work with Dollars Against Diabetes.

Doug joined of the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County Board of Directors in January 2009. During his tenure, Doug has sat on several committees: Labor, Buildings and Grounds and Events. He has also been a member of the Board of the Directors of the New York State United Way and a member of the Western New York 2-1-1 Advisory Board.

Doug was the driving force in organizing IBEW Local 106 Apprentices and BECC Electric to donate the labor for the installation of new more energy efficient florescent lights at the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County.

In 2016, the UWNCC honored Doug as the Community Impact - Labor MVP. The award was given at the D’Vine Experience event, held September 17, at the Grape Discovery Center in Westfield.

We are grateful for Doug’s dedicated service to the community and thankful that he will remain involved in making Chautauqua County a better place for all.

Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
— Martin Luther King