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Nominations sought for community awards

July 25, 2017 - Each year the Village recognizes efforts made by organizations, individuals and businesses to improve the Oak Park through property preservation, sustainability and accessibility.

Nominations are now being sought for the 2017 awards. Winners will be announced and recognized at a ceremony later this year.

Below are details and links to online nomination forms for each category:

Accessibility: Businesses, organizations and other entities that provide extraordinary accessibility for patrons with disabilities and their families may be nominated for this award. Nominations should be for efforts to provide easy access to people with disabilities, create an inviting physical space and offer a welcoming, helpful, service-oriented attitude. Deadline for nominations is Oct. 20. More details are at

Historic Preservation: Nomination categories include restoration, rehabilitation, adaptive use, additions/new construction, stewardship, detail and design. Nominations need not be in a historic district and interior work may be considered in conjunction with exterior work. Deadline for nominations is Oct. 13. More details are at

Sustainability: Green Awards recognize specific deeds or actions that embody and advance work toward a sustainable future. Nominations may be submitted on behalf of any person, organization, group or business. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 22. More information and a nomination form are posted at

Click here for information about last year's awards ceremony and a list of 2016 honorees.