Mayor’s Community Service Awards

The Mayor’s Community Service Award recognizes individuals and organizations that have had a significant, positive impact on the Wauconda community and take personal pride in public service involvement. The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 10, 2019.

Nomination Form

Recommendations for individuals and organizations can be submitted online or by downloading the Nomination Form (PDF) and submitted by mail, email or fax. Elected officials and Village of Wauconda employees are not eligible. There are 4 categories addressed in the submission process. All are specific to the nominated individual or organization:
  • Impact on the Community – The effect(s) of the nominee’s service efforts and/or project on the community.
  • Degree of Commitment to Service – Examples of enthusiasm, perseverance, and devotion to a short-term or long-term project.
  • Integrity – Past or current actions that reflect the nominee’s honesty, reliability, and sincerity.
  • Leadership – Examples of leadership qualities that helped create momentum, a shared vision, and positive results.

Selection Process

Nominations will be submitted to a committee comprised of the Mayor, members of the Communications Committee, and 3 volunteers chosen by the Mayor. Names and addresses of nominees will be removed from nomination forms prior to submission to the Selection Committee. All committee members shall be committed to the award selection process and its relevance to sustaining civic participation. The award recipients shall reflect an extraordinary commitment to the Wauconda community. Multiple submissions for 1 nominee will be accepted.

Presentation of Awards

The Mayor of Wauconda will present the awards to the recipients during the Annual Street Dance (Saturday of Labor Day weekend).

Mayor’s Community Service Award Recipients

Individual - Jen Vogler
Organization - Wauconda / Island Lake Food Pantry


Individual - Mark F. Knigge

Organization - Bangs Lake Advisory Committee (BLAC)


Individual – Michael Salisbury

Business – Wauconda Area Queens

Organization – Stack-On


 Individual – Don Kutinac

Business – Berger Excavating Contractors, Inc.

Organization - Heroes of Freedom Memorial

Youth - Wauconda High School FBLA


Lifetime Achievement – Tom Weber

Individual – William Hogan

Business – Victor Ford

Organization – CERT

Youth – Haley Proscek, Emily Brennan and Madison Hauscher


Individual – Mandy Garcia & Michael Wundsam

Youth – Ricky Tiesi

Organization – Moose Lodge


Individual – Mike Wahl & Rosann Hansen

Youth – Zach Ziemba

Business: Bliss Wine & Gifts

Orgaization: STAR Charities


Individual – Bill Glade & Linda Ed Lochmayer

Youth – Kevin Skiera & Sarah Ulrich

Business – Acres Group

Organization – Main Street Attractions


Individual – Steve Diol & Dave Bunge

Youth – Abigail Baseley