Elgin Image Commission Recognition Program Taking Nominees

Elgin’s Image Commission is seeking nominations for their annual Recognition Awards. Individuals must be deceased at least ten years and have made a significant contribution in Professional Architecture, Communications, Education, The Arts, Science/Medicine, Government/Public Service, Military Service, Volunteerism, or Business.

“There are nine different categories in which someone can be nominated,” said Image Commission Chairperson, Tricia Dieringer. “There are many different ways that people could have contributed to our community or shared their gifts with the world. The Image Commission wants to honor these individuals who made significant contributions to Elgin or beyond during their lifetime.”

Individuals must have a direct tie to Elgin; born and raised in Elgin and made a significant local contribution; born and raised in Elgin and made a significant contribution elsewhere; or born and raised outside of Elgin but made a significant local contribution.

Categories for individual consideration are:

Professional Architecture:  This category will honor an architect who has created an exceptional building or public space.

Communications:  The category will recognize any person who has made an impact within the communications field – authors, broadcast journalists, filmmakers, printer journalists or the like.

Education:  This category will honor an individuals who have made a significant impact as a teacher, principal or administrator or has succeeded in providing greater access to education for all.

The Arts:  This category will recognize an individual who has made a significant impact in the performing or visual arts.

Government/Public Service:  This category will honor an individual who has made a significant impact as a Council or staff person within the City of Elgin government or as a representative or senator in state or federal government.

Military: This category will honor an individual who has made a significant impact as a member of the military.

Volunteerism:  This category will recognize an individual who has donated an extraordinary amount of time and effort to help promote a worthy cause inside or outside of Elgin.

Business:  This category will honor an individual who has established a positive commercial or industrial entity inside or outside of Elgin.

Nomination forms are available on the city website www.cityofelgin.org/recognitionaward, or at City Hall reception desk.  Completed nomination forms must be returned no later than September 7, 2012. Winners will be announced in November.

For more information contact Barb Keselica, Staff Liaison to the Image Commission, at (847) 531-7056.