The DeKalb Citizens’ Environmental Commission (CEC) is pleased to announce that it
is now accepting nominations for the 2017 People Responsible for Improving DeKalb’s
Environment (PRIDE) Awards. The PRIDE awards recognize individuals such as Jim
Grosklags Ph.D., who the PRIDE Awards are named after, for his unwavering
commitment to improving the environmental quality of DeKalb.
PRIDE Awards recognize local residents, organizations, and/or businesses that have
significantly improved the quality of life in DeKalb through projects, activities, or
programs emphasizing resource conservation, energy efficiency, beautification, waste
reduction, or similar environmental improvements. Those conducting projects or
programs aimed at increasing public awareness and knowledge of specific
environmental issues are also eligible for consideration for a PRIDE Award.
This year marks the 24th anniversary of the PRIDE Awards. The awards are sponsored
by the CEC, a diverse group of community volunteers appointed by the Mayor with the
advice and consent of the City Council. Its main goal is to promote an increased
awareness and understanding of environmental issues in DeKalb and recommend
practical means for environmental improvement.
To nominate an individual, organization, or business in DeKalb for a PRIDE Award,
please visit the City of DeKalb website at www.cityofdekalb.com and complete the
nomination form. Completed nominations may be sent by regular mail, email, fax, or
hand delivered to:
Tim Holdeman, Director of Public Works.
City of DeKalb Municipal Building
223 South Fourth Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-748-2332 Fax: 815-748-8145
The deadline for receipt of nominations is 4:00 p.m. on October 30, 2017. All nominations will be reviewed by th eCEC, which will make the final selections. Awards will be presented by the Chair of the Commission at the DeKalb City Council in December.
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