Mayor’s Community Service Awards
Recommendations for individuals and organizations can be submitted online or by downloading the Nomination Form (PDF) and submitted by mail, email or fax. Elected officials and Village of Wauconda employees are not eligible. There are 4 categories addressed in the submission process. All are specific to the nominated individual or organization:
- Impact on the Community – The effect(s) of the nominee’s service efforts and/or project on the community.
- Degree of Commitment to Service – Examples of enthusiasm, perseverance, and devotion to a short-term or long-term project.
- Integrity – Past or current actions that reflect the nominee’s honesty, reliability, and sincerity.
- Leadership – Examples of leadership qualities that helped create momentum, a shared vision, and positive results.
Nominations will be submitted to a committee comprised of the Mayor, members of the Communications Committee, and 3 volunteers chosen by the Mayor. Names and addresses of nominees will be removed from nomination forms prior to submission to the Selection Committee. All committee members shall be committed to the award selection process and its relevance to sustaining civic participation. The award recipients shall reflect an extraordinary commitment to the Wauconda community. Multiple submissions for 1 nominee will be accepted.
Presentation of Awards
The Mayor of Wauconda will present the awards to the recipients during the Annual Street Dance (Saturday of Labor Day weekend).
Mayor’s Community Service Award Recipients
Individual - Jen Vogler
Organization - Wauconda / Island Lake Food Pantry
Individual - Mark F. Knigge
Organization - Bangs Lake Advisory Committee (BLAC)
Individual – Michael Salisbury
Business – Wauconda Area Queens
Organization – Stack-On
Individual – Don Kutinac
Business – Berger Excavating Contractors, Inc.
Organization - Heroes of Freedom Memorial
Youth - Wauconda High School FBLA
Lifetime Achievement – Tom Weber
Individual – William Hogan
Business – Victor Ford
Organization – CERT
Youth – Haley Proscek, Emily Brennan and Madison Hauscher
Individual – Mandy Garcia & Michael Wundsam
Youth – Ricky Tiesi
Organization – Moose Lodge
Individual – Mike Wahl & Rosann Hansen
Youth – Zach Ziemba
Business: Bliss Wine & Gifts
Orgaization: STAR Charities
Individual – Bill Glade & Linda Ed Lochmayer
Youth – Kevin Skiera & Sarah Ulrich
Business – Acres Group
Organization – Main Street Attractions
Individual – Steve Diol & Dave Bunge
Youth – Abigail Baseley