This year 16 professionals, volunteers, projects and organizations have been nominated for helping improve the City's image in 2007. They are: Elisabeth Boehm, Children’s Theatre of Elgin, Dr. Jerry Cain/Judson University, Demi & Cooper Advertising, Jim Durante, First Community Bank, James Halik, J.B. Harris & Co, Sandy Kaptain, Kim’s Black Belt Academy, Little Angels, Elgin Community Network, Order Sons of Italy in America, Lodge #2446, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society—Elgin Community College, Reily Graphics, Inc.
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.