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Glen Ellyn Community Awards

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Glen Ellyn Community Award Recipients

  • The Stuart S. Stone, Citizen of the Year: Kim Reed
  • Hometown Hero: Erica Nelson
  • The Paul Herwaldt, Senior Citizen of the Year: Michael Formento
  • Youth of the Year: Anastasia Jimenez
  • Non-Profit of the Year: Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center
  • Retail of the Year: Good Roots
  • Restaurant of the Year: Blackberry Market
  • Service Business Industry of the Year: RISE Fitness
  • D41 Educator of the Year: Lynn Rumel, Ben Franklin 2nd Grade Teacher
  • D87 Educator of the Year: Ms. Linette Chaloka, Glenbard South
  • D89 Educator of the Year: Corey Toppel, Glen Crest Middle School
  • Firefighter of the Year: Patrick Ryan
  • Library Employee of the Year: Sophie Kenney
  • Park District Volunteer of the Year: Michael Semprevivo
  • Police Officer of the Year: Officer Troy Bendoraitis
  • Village Employee of the Year: Rich Daubert
For late registration please call the Chamber Office (630) 469-0907.
Voting closed on February 6.


Tuesday, March 1

Abbington Distinctive Banquets
3S002 Route 53 Corner of Route 53 & Butterfield Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137


$40 per person 

$320 Table of 8

RSVP by February 18, 2022. No Refunds after February 18. No Walk-ins


Cocktail Attire

COVID Protocol:

Applicable current COVID restrictions apply.

Event Description:

Come join us in celebrating all things Glen Ellyn at the 58th Glen Ellyn Community Awards LIVE and in-person with our Mardi Gras themed celebration as we honor all the amazing individuals, listen to live music, enjoy a three-course dinner, and be the first to hear the announcement of Citizen of the Year. An assortment of masquerade masks and beads will be available or bring your own. Reserve a seat or a whole table, the entire community is welcomed and encouraged to attend!

Witness the amazing stories of what makes these hard-working public servants, teachers, businesses and incredible volunteers, both young and young at heart who dedicate their time and talents to make Glen Ellyn a wonderful community to live, learn, work, dine, shop & play for all.


Non-Profit of the Year Top Five Nominees 


Bridge Communities


Buffalo Theatre Ensemble

DuPage Pads

DuPage Pads


Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center


Glen Ellyn Food Pantry

Restaurant of the Year Top Five Nominees 


A Toda Madre


Blackberry Market


Glen Prairie


fire + wine


Maize + Mash

Retail of the Year Top Five Nominees


Good Roots


Marcel's Culinary Experience


M and Em's


Olive 'n Vinnie's


Veiled by ChaCha

Service Industry Business of the Year Top Six Nominees (tie in this category)


Busy Bee Barber Shop


Five Corners Cleaners


Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust


Marvelous Minds


Paul's Shoe Service


RISE Fitness


Dawn Bishop Harpist
Dawn Bishop - Harpist
Dawn Bishop will play during the awards ceremony. Her outstanding reputation as a diversified solo and ensemble harpist has established her as a highly sought after freelance musician in the Chicago area.
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Village Vocal Chords

The Village Vocal Chords chorus is a 20-time International Champion of Harmony, Incorporated - an international organization of women who sing four-part a cappella music in the traditional barbershop harmony style.

They hold the distinction of being the first women's chorus invited to perform at a Barbershop Harmony Society convention and have performed as invited guests at similar conventions in England and Holland. As such, the VVC is thrilled to represent women's barbershop across the globe.

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