Awards

National Gold Medal Award (2006) winner for Park and Recreation Management recognizing:

  • Excellence in long-range planning 
  • Fiscal resource management
  • Citizen support systems
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Preservation
  • Technological integration
  • Program planning and assessment
  • Professional development
  • Agency recognition
  • Services for special populations
  • Illinois Distinguished Agency

Additional Awards

  • 1999 IPRA Outstanding Facility & Parks Award Division III – BPD Museum
  • 1999 IAPD/IPRA Distinguished Park & Recreation Agency
  • 2000 IPRA Outstanding Program/Special Event Award - Doggie Dip
  • 2001 IAPD/IPRA Conference - Agency Showcase Competition - Best of Show - Special Logo Award (Kids' Place logo)
  • 2004 IPRA Professional Recognition Award - Executive Director Steve Scholten
  • 2006 NRPA National Gold Medal Award - Excellence in Park & recreation management
  • 2007 IAPD/IPRA Conference - Agency Showcase Competition - Third Place - Most Improved Marketing Piece Division B
  • 2008 IAPD/IPRA Conference - Agency Showcase Competition - First Place - Single Catalog Cover Division A (2007-08 Winter/Spring Brochure)
  • 2009 IAPD "Best Friend of Illinois Parks" – Bloomingdale Bank & Trust
  • 2009 NRPA Great Lakes Regional Council Outstanding Professional - Executive Director Carrie Fullerton
  • 2012 IAPD "Best Friend of Illinois Parks - Small Business" First Runner-Up – Ducat Chiropractic & Sports Medicine
  • 2013 IAPD "Best Friend of Illinois Parks - Large Business" - Adventist GlenOaks Hospital
  • 2013, 2012, 2011 - Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
  • 2013 IPRA Outstanding Facility & Parks Award - Sunnyside Park
  • 2014 IAPD "Best Friend of Illinois Parks - Large Business" - Stratford Square Mall

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    • Adventist Glen Oaks
    • Bloomingdale Bank and Trust
    • Ducat Chiropractic
    • Associated Dental Care
    • Stratford Square Mall
    • Sports Authority