The City’s Image Advisory Commission will host its 15th annual Image Awards ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 8 in the Heritage Ballroom at the Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way, Elgin.
This year nearly two dozen professionals, volunteers, projects and organizations have been nominated for helping improve the image of the City in 2006. They are: Mike Alft; Jennifer Almanza; Jennifer Benson; Downtown Neighborhood Association; Jim Durante; Elgin Area Historical Society/Seigle Family Foundation; Huff Elementary School fence project; Elgin Community Holiday Toy Giveaway; Elgin 1440 Project; Sofia Hedberg; Pat Keeney; Robert Pleticha; Quizno’s; Juan Silva; Paul Stocksdale; Mary Hager-Swanson; The Centre of Elgin; The Corn Trust; The Greens of Elgin; United Way of Elgin; Home Depot, Elgin Housing Authority KaBOOM project; Village Profile; Janelle Walker; and Walker Parking Consultants.
The Image Awards have annually recognized the efforts of individuals, local organizations, civic groups and businesses who work have significantly improved the image of Elgin. Nominees and winners alike represent a variety of community projects that have included building renovations, special events, cultural programs and numerous volunteer and business initiatives. Nominations are submitted by the public and the top image-enhancers are selected by the Image Advisory Commission members.
The Image Commission is comprised of seven volunteers appointed by the City Council and is currently chaired by Sue Moylan. The Commission meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month at Elgin City Hall, 150 Dexter Court, with public invited to attend. For more information on the Image Advisory Commission or the awards ceremony, contact Sue Olafson, staff liaison and public information officer at the City at (847) 931-5601.