2015 STAR Awards Nominations

The City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department is proud to announce for the sixth year a call to the public for STAR Awards nominations.

The STAR Awards program encourages the public to recognize those exceptional individuals or groups of individuals who volunteer their time, talents, resources and energy to assist in our neighborhoods and community. Nominations are made by individuals of the community who engage civically and take the time to honor someone they feel deserves recognition for their community service. Using established criteria, award selections are made by members of the Neighborhood Services Advisory Board who volunteer their time to help improve the quality of life in Champaign.

Citizens can make nominations for individuals and/or groups in the eight different categories listed below:

Business-Neighborhood Leadership
2014 Winner – Home Depot

Neighborhood-Community Building
2014 Winner – Dawn Blackman

Community Partner
2014 Winner – Feeding Our Kids

Neighborhood Leadership
2014 Winner – Latricia Johnson

Difference Maker
2014 Winner – Willie Summerville

Neighborhood of the Year
2014 Winner – West Ridge Neighborhood Association

Good Neighbor Award
2014 Winner – Gloria Franczak

Rising Star
2014 Winner – Bristol Park Youth Participatory
Action Research Team

The City of Champaign urges all community residents to get involved in this effort by nominating worthy individuals or groups for a STAR Award. The service or deed must have occurred in Champaign from March 1, 2014 through February 27, 2015. Citizens can submit
STAR Award nominations to the Neighborhood Services Department until February 27, 2015 in one of the following ways: online at www.ci.champaign.il.us/star, or by using the nomination forms located at the City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department and mail or hand deliver them to the City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department, 102 N Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820. Pictures, videos, news articles, or any other relevant supporting exhibits are encouraged.

For additional information on the STAR Awards Program, please visit www.ci.champaign.il.us/star or contact Neighborhood Services at (217) 403-7070.

Submit a nomination today to recognize those that make a difference in our community!