The Elgin Heritage Commission is seeking nominations for the 2011 Elgin Mayor’s Awards for Preservation. “These annual awards honor outstanding contributions to Elgin’s heritage while also helping to educate the general public about the value of the City’s unique architecture, neighborhoods, and history,” said Jennifer Fritz-Williams, Elgin’s Historic Preservation Planner. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. Applications are available on the City’s website, Click Here. Residents can also pick up an application at City Hall, 150 Dexter Court. “The awards also recognize creative and imaginative efforts made toward neighborhood and downtown revitalization with three honors of distinction,” said Fritz-Williams.
The three honors awards are:
1. The Mayor George Van De Voorde Award which is given to an individual recognizing the continuing vigor, imagination, and persistence in preserving Elgin's heritage. 2. The William Stickling Award which honors achievements in the adaptive reuse of industrial and commercial buildings.
3. The Artisan Award which recognizes the exemplary work of a contractor, craftsperson or artisan in the preservation and restoration of Elgin’s architectural heritage.
Elgin’s Heritage Commission will select City winners who will then be honored at the annual Mayor’s Awards for Preservation held every year in May.
For more information or to obtain a nomination form, contact Jennifer Fritz-Williams, Community Development Department, at 847-931-6004.