Steven Mays, who works for the Pine Bluff Chemical Activity at the Pine Bluff Arsenal, was presented the arsenal's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award.

Steven Mays, who works for the Pine Bluff Chemical Activity at the Pine Bluff Arsenal, was presented the arsenal’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award.

The award is presented every year to a peer-nominated employee for exceptional community service, a spokesman said. The presentation was made at a ceremony Jan. 12.

Presented by the arsenal’s Equal Employment Opportunity office, the award is in honor of King’s commitment to the spirit of equality and the commitment toward making the world a better place through volunteering time and talents.

Mays served as the chairperson of PBCA’s safety committee in 2007, and was awarded the safety employee of the quarter and safety employee of the year in 2007.

A life-long resident of Pine Bluff, he is a 4th Ward Alderman for the city of Pine Bluff. He has worked at the arsenal for nine years. Mays is a 1979 graduate of Pine Bluff High School, and a 1985 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff with a degree in business administration.

He is the past chairman of the board of directors of the Family Community Development Corp.

He has two children.