This year 29 professionals, volunteers, projects and organizations have been nominated for helping improve the image of the City in 2008. They are:
Individuals: Francine Cella, Christine Danzi, Dan Miller, Ken Nicolai, Terri Dalla-Prunskis, MD, John V. Prunskis, MD, Donald Sleeman, Marian Liko, Michael McKay, Judy Brownsfield, Jennifer Monnihan
Projects: Elgin Academy Media Center, Boys & Girls Club of Elgin, North East Neighborhood Association, Veterans Memorial Park, Veterans History Project
Organizations/Businesses: Eagle Heights Residents Association, Elgin Housing Authority, the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Big Apple Bagels, Chicago Bandits, Open Door Clinic, Elgin Public House, YWCA, Illinois Pain Institute, Spill the Beans
Citizenship: Jim Liautaud, Jim Lyons, Michele Robey
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.