Awards and Recognitions

Village Awards

US Environmental Protection Agency Green Power Community - 2022

  • Through implementation of green electric aggregation program

Governmental Financial Officers Association

  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Report (since 2008)
  • Distinguished Budget Presentation Award (since 2013)

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

West Cook County Solid Waste Energy Green Quality Achievement Award – 2019

  • Recycling Extravaganza and offering other sustainable programs/services

American Public Works Association Project of the Year – 2017

American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois Engineering Excellence Awards – 2017

Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency Innovation Award – 2019

  • For developing a smart device application that provides early warnings to emergency vehicle drivers

International City/County Management Association – 2014, 2017

  • Certificate of Achievement for use of performance data in local government management

Illinois Association Chiefs of Police Traffic Safety Challenge – 2019

  • 1st Place in Category for its Report showing Department’s commitment to traffic safety

Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) – 2019

  • Police Department Assistance for Crowd Control

Cook County Regional Organized Crime Task Force – 2015

  • Police Department for its outstanding service against organized crime

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – 2015  

  • Police Department for its partnership with NCMEC


Individual Awards

West Central Municipal Conference Jack Williams Award – 2019

  • For Village Administrator Eric Palm’s outstanding leadership in intergovernmental cooperation

Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association James Baird Leadership Award– 2019

  • For Assistant Village Administrator Lisa Scheiner’s leadership and achievement in Illinois public labor relations

Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists – 2020

  • Officers Heneghan and Ostrowski for Exceptional DUI Enforcement

Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System – 2020

  • Officer Cassidy and Sergeant Czernik for Assistance During Civil Unrest

Northern Illinois Police Alarm System – 2020

  • Sergeant Czernik for Assistance During Civil Unrest

National Missing and Unidentified Persons System – 2020

  • Detective Fries for Assistance with DNA Collection for Unidentified Person

Illinois Attorney General Outstanding Elderly Service Officers – 2018

  • Officer Czernik

Northwestern University School of Police Staff & Command Franklin Kreml Leadership Award – 2018

  • Commander Greenwood

Village Recognitions