2018 STAR Awards – Call for Nominations

The City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department is proud to announce 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 Partnership
2017 Distinguished Honoree: Two Men and a Truck

Neighborhood-Community Building
2017 Distinguished Honoree: Pastor Willie Comer and Berean Covenant Church

Community Partner
2017 Distinguished Honoree: Boneyard Creek Community Day Planning Committee

Neighborhood Leadership
2017 Distinguished Honoree: Anthony Howell

Dave Benton Difference Maker
2017 Distinguished Honoree: Jennifer Hindes

Neighborhood of the Year
2017 Distinguished Honoree: Martin Luther King Subdivision

Good Neighbor Award
2017 Distinguished Honoree: Randy and Patti Swim

Rising Star
2017 Distinguished Honoree: Alisha Bohlen

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, 2017 through February 20, 2018. Citizens can submit STAR Award nominations to the Neighborhood Services Department year-round, but the deadline for recognition at the 2018 STAR Awards Ceremony is February 21, 2018. Nominations can be made in one of the following ways: online at www.champaignil.gov/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.champaignil.gov/star or contact Neighborhood Services at (217) 403-7070.