The 51st annual Glenview Civic Awards will be presented Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Chicago North Shore Suites, 1400 Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview, Illinois. Dinner and the awards ceremony will follow a reception from 6 to 7 p.m.
The purpose of the awards is to recognize and pay tribute to citizens in Glenview who "made a difference" in 2017 by performing community service. Congratulations to this year's recipients:
- Citizen of the Year -- Jim Martin
Jim is a well-known Glenview activist and businessman. He is a 30-year-plus member of the Lions Club; past president of the Glenview Chamber of Commerce; a Park Foundation board member; and has recently helped organize the ACTION Committee, which is fighting rail expansion plans that include building a 2-mile freight train holding track in west Glenview
- Youth of the Year -- Christian Pareja
The Glenbrook South High School senior, current president of the Interact Service Club, is involved in community, social action and school activities.
- Public Safety Award -- Officer Carly Gaba
Officer Gaba was instrumental in the apprehension of a burglar in the act of breaking into a residence in November 2017.
- Public Service Award -- Glenbrook South High School Coach Dan Zapler, Assistant Athletic Trainer Megan Shipp and student Kathryn Cartwright
The three helped resuscitate a student athlete who had collapsed in cardiac arrest in February 2017.
- Special Committee Award -- Monica Luna
President of School District 34's Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee, Monica has been a leader in working with teachers, coaches and administrators to reach out to the Hispanic Community and increase parent involvement with their children's education.
Read these criteria for the award nominations
This civic event is sponsored by the Glenview Chamber of Commerce and these service clubs in the Village: American Legion Post 166, Glenview Women's Club, Kiwanis Club of Glenview/ Northbrook, Lions, Navy League-Glenview Council, Optimist, Rotary-Luncheon and Rotary-Sunrise. Each year a member of each organization participates on a selection committee that reviews nominations and selects award recipients.
Reservations for the dinner can be made with Sandie Elliott at the Glenview Police Department at (847) 901-6100, by email to email@example.com, or by mail to 2500 East Lake Avenue, Glenview IL 60026. Reservations must be paid for at the time they are placed. Reservations are $50 per person; choice of entree is chicken, salmon or vegetarian. Arrangements may be made to reserve an entire table, if desired.
Plan now to join with your fellow Villagers in honoring the recipients of the 2017 Glenview Civic Awards and let them know their efforts in making Glenview an outstanding Village are appreciated.