2023 Community Recognition Awards

DSC09802 - Copy2023 Woodridge Community Recognition Award Recipients 

2023 Woodridge Giving Tuesday & Community Recognition Award Program

Every year on the first Tuesday of December, we celebrate our very own day of Giving and Gratitude called Woodridge Giving Tuesday! This tradition began in 1983 and was started by Mayor William F. Murphy.  On this day, we Honor our neighbors, organizations, and businesses who go above and beyond to help our neighbors and our community.  We Celebrate, Recognize, and extend our heartfelt Gratitude for their generosity of spirit given through their hearts, time, helping hands, and compassion to our neighbors and community. 

This year, we recognize the outstanding support and care of the following individuals and organizations who were nominated by our community. These individuals were recognized at our Woodridge Community Recognition Award Breakfast held on Tuesday, December 5, 2023. Click here to watch a video slideshow from the event, and please join us in congratulating: 

Village Citizen of the Year - Jerry Munley
Jerry Munley Citizen of the Year

Business of the Year - Doughnut Co.
Doughnut Co Business of the Year

Mayor's Spirit Award - Chris Hannigan-Wiehn
Chris Hannigan Wiehn Mayors Spirit Award

Youth Citizen of the Year - Mary Peboontom, Woodridge School District #68
Mary Peboontom Youth Citizen of the Year

Youth Citizen of the Year - Even Temes, Woodridge School District #68
Even Temes Youth Citizen of the Year

Youth Citizen of the Year - Ellen Toohey, Woodridge School District #68
Ellen Toohey Youth Citizen of the Year

Commission Member of the Year - Dennis Weeks, Woodridge Board of Police Commissioners
Dennis Weeks Commissioner of the Year

Employee of the Year - Elizabeth Burns, Woodridge Public Library
Elizabeth Burns Employee of the Year

Employee of the Year - Marcy Clark, Woodridge School District #68
Marcy Clark Employee of the Year

Employee of the Year - Leslie Davies, Village of Woodridge
Leslie Davies

Employee of the Year - Chris Webber, Woodridge Park District
Chris Webber Employee of the Year

Thank you all and congratulations! Together, we are Woodridge Strong! Look for additional ways to get involved in the community by staying connected via E-News and viewing our Woodridge social media pages.