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Nominations sought for community awards

Nominations are being sought for the Village’s 2023 Historic Preservation, Cavalcade of Pride and Sustainability Awards that recognize efforts made by organizations, individuals and businesses who have played roles in improving the community.

Cavalcade of Pride…These awards 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…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. More details and a link to the online nomination form are posted at

Sustainability…Green Awards recognize 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. 15. More information and a nomination form are posted at