Congratulations to the recipients of the 50th annual Civic Awards. These awards recognize and pay tribute to the people who have made a difference in Glenview by performing outstanding community service.
- Citizen of the Year -- Jill Brickman -- for her involvement in Rotary Club, Glenview Values Project, as chair of the Glenbrook Hospital Community Advisory Committee, the New Church, Toys for Tots, Northfield Township Food Pantry and many other volunteer activities.
- Youth of the Year -- John Schurer -- for his work as editor-in-chief of Glenbrook South's Calliope magazine and executive new editor of The Oracle newspaper, as study body president, co-leader of the Key Club, leading the LipDub video and other volunteer activities.
- Public Safety Award -- Officer David Maize -- who assisted and revived an unresponsive elderly man in November 2016.
- Public Service Award -- Jennifer Merjilla, Milton Tupy, Aileen Payoyo, Charlie Tejada and Steven Dochterman -- who were responsible for the apprehension of a man who had robbed a convenience store in February 2016.
- Special Committee Awards
- Steve Swanson -- who is retiring as Director of The Grove after 38 years.
- Helping Hands of Glenview -- which has arranged rides for seniors and disabled residents for nearly 30 years.
- Chris Falcon and Ebrahim Valliani -- who started a community outreach program based on risk reduction through education, motivation and intervention for Glenview youths and a volunteer Ismaili initiative.
- Irene Overman Kreer -- a driving force behind Friends of the Glenview Library and its Used Book Store.
Read these criteria for the award nominations
This civic event is sponsored by service clubs in the Village -- American Legion Post 166, Glenview Women's Club, Kiwanis Club of Glenview/Northbrook, Lions, Navy League-Glenview Council, Optimist, Rotary-Luncheon and Rotary-Sunrise -- and the Glenview Chamber of Commerce. Each year, a member of each organization participates on a selection committee that reviews nominations and selects award recipients.
The 2016 Glenview Civic Awards will be presented at the awards dinner on Friday, April 21, at the North Shore Country Club, 1340 Glenview Road. A reception from 6 to 6:50 p.m. will be followed by dinner and the awards ceremony. Entree choice is chicken or salmon. Reservations are $50 per person. Arrangements may be made to reserve an entire table, if desired. Seating is limited to 200 so early reservations are recommended. To make reservations, contact Sandie Elliott at (847) 901-6100, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Glenview Police Department, 2500 East Lake Avenue, Glenview IL 60026.
Because this is the 50th anniversary, there will be special recognition of all past recipients.
Plan now to join with your fellow Villagers in honoring the recipients of the 2016 Glenview Civic Awards, and let them know that their efforts in making Glenview an outstanding Village are appreciated.