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Nominations sought for 2023 community awards

July 25, 2023 - The Village is once again planning to recognize efforts made by organizations, individuals and businesses to improve Oak Park through property preservation and sustainability.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2023 Cavalcade of Pride, Historic Preservation and Sustainability awards.

Click here for information about the 2022 community award winners.

Below are details and links to online nomination forms for each category:

Cavalcade of Pride
These awards, administered by the Community Design Commission, recognize property owners who have done an exceptional job of maintaining and improving the exteriors of their homes and businesses. Nomination categories include residential, multi-family, garden, commercial and sign.

The deadline for nominations is Sept. 15. More details and an online nomination form are posted at

Historic Preservation
The Historic Preservation Awards are chosen each year by the Historic Preservation Commission. Nomination categories include restoration, rehabilitation, adaptive use, additions/new construction, stewardship, detail and design.

Nominations need not be in a historic district and interior work may be considered in conjunction with exterior work. 

The deadline for nominations is Sept. 29. Find more details and a link to the online nomination form at

The Green Awards are presented each year by the Environment & Energy Commission as a way of recognizing community members and organizations, local businesses and nonprofits, institutions, and collaborative projects and initiatives that demonstrate leadership in advancing equity-centered climate action, climate resilience and sustainability.

There are dedicated awards in the categories of community organization, local business, and collaborative initiative for nominations that link with Oak Park’s community climate and sustainability plan, Climate Ready Oak Park.

The deadline for nominations is Oct. 31. More information and a nomination form are posted at