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Fitzsimmons Public Health Awards

Each year nominations are sought to honor individuals, businesses and organizations who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in creating a healthier Oak Park.

These individuals are presented an award named for William Fitzsimmons, a medical consultant to the Oak Park Department of Public Health from 1976-1992. A humanitarian who volunteered his services to the Village, Dr. Fitzsimmons is remembered for his compassion toward others, regardless of their race or socio-economic status, a deep love of medicine and dedication to public service.

Nominations for 2024 Fitzsimmons Awards are now being accepted - click here to submit a nomination.

Award winners are chosen by the Oak Park Board of Health. 

The 2023 Fitzsimmons Public Health Award winners are listed below. These organizations and individuals were nominated by fellow community members in three possible categories --  Community, Equity and Leadership – and their contributions to the community embody the spirit of service and dedication of William Fitzsimmons’ legacy.



  • Alicia Chastain, Community award winner
  • Kelly O’Connor, Community award winner

Click on the links below to read about past winners: