Waukegan Park District
 

Waukegan Park District's Awards and Recognition

 


YEAR

ORGANIZATION

AWARD/CATEGORY

2014 Lake County Sur bur ban Life & Great Lakes Bulletin Reader's Choice Award: Best Neighborhood Park: Bowen Park
2014 Lake County Suburban Life & Great Lakes Bulletin Reader's Choice Award: Best Fitness Center: Field House at Hinkston Park
2014 Illinois Association of Park Districts IAPD Good Sportsmanship Award: Ralph MacLean
2014 Illinois Association of Park Districts Helen Doria Arts in the Park Award: Waukegan Park District Cultural Arts
2014 Illinois Association of Park Districts Best Friend of Illinois Parks-Mid-Sized Business: North Shore Gas
2014 Illinois Association of Park Districts Illinois Parks' Top Journalist Award: Dan Moran, Reporter, Lake County News Sun
2014 Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
2014 Midwest Institute of Park Executives Outstanding Park Employee: Evaristo (Vari) Duran
2014 Midwest Institute of Park Executives Ralph Voris Community Service Award : Evaristo (Vari) Duran
     
2013 Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting: Waukegan Park District Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2013 Illinois Park and Recreation Association 1st Place: Outstanding Sustainability/Conservation Award
2013 Illinois Park and Recreation Association Exceptional Workplace Award
2013 Illinois Park and Recreation Association 1st Place: Outstanding Special Event: Live Green Family Festival
2013 Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
2013 American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association National Gold Medal for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management
2013 Illinois Association of Park Districts Board Member Service Anniversary Award: 10 years: Terry Duffy
2013 Illinois Association of Park Districts Board Member Service Anniversary Award: 10 years: Janet Kilkelly
2013 Illinois Association of Park Districts Best of the Best Award : Green Practices
2013 Waukegan Township Men of Distinction Honoree: Greg Petry
2013 Rotary Club of Waukegan Rotarian of the Year: Alicia Mentell
2013 American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association Gold Medal Finalist
2013 YWCA of Lake County Women of Achievement Honoree:  Arts and Culture: Claudia Freeman
2013 Waukegan Main Street Mark MacLeod Friend of Main Street: Theodora Anderson
     
2012 Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting: Waukegan Park District Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2012 Park District Risk Management Agency Accreditation Award: Loss Control 2012-2014
2012 Park District Risk Management Agency Accreditation Award: Loss Control 2012-2014 : Special Recreation Services of Northern Lake County
2012 Park District Risk Management Agency Loss Control  Award Highest Overall Score: Special Recreation Services of Northern Lake County 
2012 Illinois Sports Turf Managers Association Field of the Year Award: Waukegan SportsPark
2012 Illinois Association of Park Districts/
Illinois Park and Recreation Association
Community Impact Award: Claudia Freeman, Superintendent, Cultural Arts
2012 Waukegan Park District Board of Commissioners President's Award: Special Recognition for 25 years of Leadership, Dedication and Achievements: Greg Petry, Executive Director
2012 Sports Turf Managers Association  Schools/ Parks Soccer Field of the Year: Waukegan SportsPark Field #2
2012 National Recreation and Park Association  Accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies 
2012 Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
2012 Illinois Association of Park Districts Illinois Parks' Top Journalist Award: Charles Selle, Editor, Lake County News Sun
2012 National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Dorothy Mullen Arts and Humanities Award: Cultural Arts Division
2012 Chicago Building Congress Merit Award Finalist: Waukegan SportsPark
2012 American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association Gold Medal Finalist
2012 10th  Congressional District Community Leadership Award: Friend of the Environment: Jean (Susie) Schreiber
     
2011 Park District Risk Management Agency Level A Loss Control
2011 Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting: Waukegan Park District Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2011 Great Lakes Park Training Institute Daniel Flaherty Parks Excellence Award: Waukegan SportsPark
2011 American Public Works Association-Chicago Metro Chapter Project of the Year: Gewalt Hamilton: Waukegan SportsPark
2011 American Council of Engineering Companies of  Illinois Special Achievement Award: Gewalt Hamilton: Waukegan SportsPark
2011 Illinois Association of Park Districts Mike Cassidy Community Service Award: Wayne Motley
2011 Illinois Park and Recreation Association Robert Artz Distinguished Service Award: Greg Petry
2011 Illinois Park and Recreation Association Outstanding Conservation Program Award: Roosevelt Park
2011 Illinois Park and Recreation Association Outstanding Facility and Parks Award: Waukegan SportsPark
2011 Illinois Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award: Waukegan SportsPark
2011 Lake County Stormwater Management Commission Best Management Practices Development Project of the Year Award: Waukegan SportsPark and Roosevelt Park
2011 Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
2011 Illinois Association of Park Districts 1st Place: Arts in the Park Award: Waukegan Park District, Cultural Arts
2011 Illinois Association of Park Districts 2nd Runner-Up: Partnership Award: Midwest Generation
2011 National Recreation and Park Association Barb King Environmental Leadership Award: Jean (Susie) Schreiber
     
2010 Sports Turf Managers Association  Dick Ericson Award: Mike Trigg
2010 Park District  Risk Management Agency  Level A Loss Control
2010 Illinois Association of Park Districts/
Illinois Park and Recreation Association
Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency
2010 Illinois Park and Recreation Association No Employee Left Behind Award
2010 Illinois Park and Recreation Association 1st Place: Outstanding Facility and Parks Award: Bedrosian Park
2010 Illinois National Bicycle League Illinois Track of the Year: Waukegan BMX Track
2010 Illinois Association of Park Districts 2nd Place: Partnership Award: SilverSneakers®
2010 Illinois Association of Park Districts Board Member Service Anniversary Award: 15 years: Wayne Motley
     
2009 Illinois Park and Recreation Association 1st Place: Outstanding Special Event: 2009 Polar Bear Plunge
2009 Illinois Park and Recreation Association Honorable Mention: Marketing Campaign: Field House Sports and Fitness Center Go Healthy Campaign
2009 Illinois Park and Recreation Magazine Best Legal/Legislative Article: Greg Petry
2009 Illinois Association of Park Districts 2nd Place:  Best Friend of the Illinois Parks: Al Nowakowski-AAA Tent Masters
2009 Illinois Association of Park Districts and Arts Alliance Illinois 3rd Place:  Arts in the Park Program
2009 Illinois Association of Park Districts 3rd Place:  Partnership Award: Boys and Girls Club of Lake County
2009 Illinois Association of Park Districts 3rd Place: Good Sportsmanship Award: Andrew Frazier
2009 Illinois Association of Park Districts 3rd Place: Outstanding Volunteer of the Year: Jean (Susie) Schreiber
2009 Illinois Association of Park Districts Board Member Service Anniversary Award:  10 years: Bill Durkin
2009 Jeff Ellis and Associates Platinum Award: Ganster Pool
2009 Learning Resources Network 1st Place:  Marketing: The Field House Sports and Fitness Center 
2009 Park District  Risk Management Agency  Level A Loss Control
2009 Illinois Association of Park Districts Certification of Appreciation: Arbor Day
2009 Waukegan Public Library Community Partner Award
2009 Rotary Club of Waukegan Rotarian of the Year: Theodora Anderson
     
2008 Illinois Park and Recreation Association 1st Place: Outstanding Special Event: American Independence Festivities
2008 Illinois Park and Recreation Association 1st Place: Outstanding Multiple Use Facility: Field House Sports and Fitness Center
2008 Illinois Park and Recreation Association 1st Place: Showcase Award:  In God We Trust, Waukegan Concert Chorus Flyer
2008 Illinois Park and Recreation Association 3rd Place: Showcase Award: Bowen Playground Rededication Logo
2008 Midwest Institute of Park Executives Outstanding Parks Employee: Carlos Lebron
2008 Midwest Institute of Park Executives Ralph Voris Community and Professional Service Award: Carlos Lebron
2008 Illinois Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award: Hitchcock Group for Bowen Park Playground
2008 Jeff Ellis and Associates Platinum Award: Ganster Pool
2008 Waukegan Main Street Friend of Main Street
2008 Park District  Risk Management Agency  Level A Loss Control
2008 Sports Turf Managers Association George Toma Golden Rake Award: Tony Diaz
     
2007 Illinois Association of Park Districts 1st Place: Good Sportsmanship Award: Caryn Clothier
2007 Illinois Association of Park Districts 3rd Place: Best Friend of Illinois Parks: Great Lakes Credit Union
2007 Illinois Association of Park Districts 3rd Place: Outstanding Citizen of the Year: Susan Smock
2007 Illinois Park and Recreation Association 1st Place: 2007 Citizen of the Year: Beverly Millard
2007 Illinois Park and Recreation Association 1st Place: Outstanding Special Event: Halloweenfest
2007 Illinois Park and Recreation Association 1st Place: Showcase Award: Single Brochure Cover: 2007 Winter Brochure Cover
2007 Illinois Park and Recreation Association 3rd Place: Showcase Award: Logo: Field House Sports and Fitness Center
2007 Chicago Builders Congress Merit Award Finalist: The Field House at Hinkston Park
2007 Lake County Contractors Association The Apex : Award for Project Excellence, The Field House at Hinkston Park
2007 Jeff Ellis and Associates Gold Award: Ganster Pool
2007 Park District  Risk Management Agency  Level A Loss Control
     
2006 Illinois Park and Recreation Association 1st Place: Outstanding Park Renovation: Veterans Plaza
2006 Illinois Park and Recreation Association 3rd Place: Showcase Award: Logo : BMX Track
2006 Park District  Risk Management Agency  Level A Loss Control
2006 Government Finance Officers' Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
2006 Midwest Institute of Park Executives Outstanding Park Employee Award: Kevin Boehm
2006 Midwest Institute of Park Executives Outstanding Park Employee Award: Chris Murphy
     
2005 Illinois Park and Recreation Association Distinguished Agency Award
2005 Park District  Risk Management Agency  Level A Loss Control
2005 Illinois Association of Park Districts Board Member Service Anniversary Award: 10 years  Wayne Motley
2005 Government Finance Officers' Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
2005 Great Lakes Park Training Institute Daniel L. Flaherty Memorial Award: Waukegan Skate Park
2005 Midwest Institute of Park Executives Outstanding Park Employee: Gary Trantham
2005 Jeff Ellis and Associates Platinum Award: Ganster Pool
     
2004 National Recreation and Park Association-Great Lakes Region 3rd Place: Partnership Award: The Boys and Girls Club of Lake County
2004 Park District  Risk Management Agency  Level A Loss Control
2004 Midwest Institute of Park Executives Outstanding Park Employee: Ervin Jacobs
2004 Midwest Institute of Park Executives Ralph Voris Award: Ervin Jacobs
     
2003 Illinois Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award: Roosevelt Park Signage
2003 Park District  Risk Management Agency  Level A Loss Control
2003 Midwest Institute of Park Executives Outstanding Park Employee: Tony Diaz
     
2002 Illinois Association of Park Districts Board Member Service Anniversary Award: 25 years  Joe Favero
2002 Park District  Risk Management Agency  Level A Loss Control
2002 US Environmental Protection Agency Honorable Mention-Conservation and Native Landscaping Award: Waukegan River Wetland Restoration
2002 Jeff Ellis and Associates Gold Award: Ganster Pool
     
2001 Park District  Risk Management Agency  Level A Loss Control
2001 Midwest Institute of Park Executives Outstanding Park Employee: Manuel Pasillas
2001 Midwest Institute of Park Executives Ferdinand Arndt Award: Manuel Pasillas
2001 Sports Turf Managers Association President's Award: Greg Petry
     
2000 Park District  Risk Management Agency  Level A Loss Control
     
1999 National Recreation and Park  Association-Great Lakes Region 1st Place: Best Benefits Program Award
1999 Park District  Risk Management Agency  Level A Loss Control
1999 National Arbor Day Foundation Certificate of Merit
1999 Midwest Institute of Park Executives Outstanding Park Employee: Mike Pavelich
1999 Midwest Institute of Park Executives Ferdinand Arndt Award: Mike Pavelich
1999 Jeff Ellis and Associates Gold Award: Ganster Pool
     
1998 National Recreation and Park Association Citizen-Board Member Branch Robert M. Artz Award: Robert Morrison
1998 Park District Risk Management Agency Level A Loss Control
     
1997 Illinois Association of Park Districts Board Member Service Anniversary Award: 20 years Joe Favero 
1997 Illinois Association of Park Districts Board Member Service Anniversary Award: 10 years Corrine Rose
1997 Illinois Association of Park Districts Merit Award: Waukegan River Restoration Project
1997 Illinois Park and Recreation Association Park Section: Park Professional of the Year: Greg Petry
1997 Midwest Institute of Park Executives Outstanding Park Employee: Tom Landers
1997 Landscape Management Magazine Green Industry Award
     
1996 Sports Turf Managers Association Henry C. Gill Award: Groundskeeper of the Year: Greg Petry
1996 Park District Risk Management Agency Level A Loss Control
     
1995 Sports Turf Managers Association President's Award: Greg Petry
1995 Illinois Association of Park Districts Board Member Service Anniversary Award: 15 years  Ralph Bufano
1995 Midwest Institute of Park Executives Outstanding Park Employee: Willie Neals
1995 Park District Risk Management Agency Level A Loss Control
     
1994 National Recreation and Park Association Gold Medal Award Finalist: Waukegan-Foss Special Recreation Association
1994 Jeff Ellis and Associates Gold Award: Ganster Pool
1994 Park District Risk Management Agency Level A Loss Control
     
1993 Jeff Ellis and Associates Silver Award: Ganster Pool
1993 Park District Risk Management Agency Level A Loss Control
     
1992 Illinois Sports Turf Managers Association Founder and Honorary Life Member: Greg Petry
1992 Midwest Institute of Park Executives Outstanding Park Employee: Jimmy Cooks
     
1991 Midwest Institute of Park Executives Park Professional of the Year: Greg Petry
1991 Professional Grounds Management Society Honor Award: Bowen Park
1991 Midwest Institute of Park Executives Outstanding Park Employee: Rich Warner
     
1990 Midwest Institute of Park Executives President's Award: Greg Petry
1990 Government Finance Officers' Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
1990 Midwest Institute of Park Executives Outstanding Park Employee: Chuck Kisonis
1989 Government Finance Officers' Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
1989 Sports Turf Managers Association Beam Clay Baseball Diamond of the Year: Grosche Field
     
1986 Illinois Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award: Bowen Park Playground

 

updated 10/31/14


     
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