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Awards & Recognition

St. Charles Selected as Finalist for the National ‘Voice of the People’ Award

City Ranked Among the Highest in Resident Satisfaction for Recreation and Wellness

St. Charles was named a Finalist for the Voice of the People Award for Excellence in Recreation and Wellness from the National Research Center, Inc. (NRC). St. Charles received the award after garnering high marks in Recreation and Wellness category of the City of St. Charles’s 2016 Resident Survey.

Finance Director Christopher Minick Appointed President of State Finance Association

Appointment Announced at IGFOA Annual Conference

City of St. Charles Director of Finance Christopher Minick has been elected  President of the Executive Board of the Illinois Finance Officers Association, a statewide association of government finance professionals. He was instated at the IGFOA Annual Conference in September. IGFOA provides leadership, education, professional development and support to government finance officers in Illinois.

City of St. Charles Named 'Breastfeeding-Friendly' Employer

Silver-Level Recognition Granted by Kane County Breastfeeding Association

The City of St. Charles was recently named a Breastfeeding-Friendly Employer by the Kane County Breastfeeding Association. The City was granted silver-level recognition by the Association for their support of breastfeeding mothers in the workplace.

The City was recognized for its revamped Wellness Room, a quiet and private space in the Municipal Building for employees to take a break and de-stress, make a private phone call or pump breast milk.

City of St. Charles Receives Geographic Information Systems Award

St. Charles Chosen from More Than 300,000 Candidates

The City of St. Charles Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division received a Special Achievement in GIS award from Esri, Inc., a leader in spatial analytics. The award recognizes the City’s innovative application of technology, data collection, geospatial information visualization, and thought leadership through GIS in the field of local government. The City was selected from more than 300,000 eligible candidates, and puts our GIS Division in the top 1/10 of 1% of users of Esri software.

The GIS team was recognized for two projects:

City of St. Charles Once Again Earns NOAA/NWS StormReady Designation

City has been certified a StormReady Community Since 2014

An Advisory Board of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration & National Weather Service recently re-certified St. Charles as a StormReady Community. The designation is granted every three years to communities that have met or exceeded requirements for severe weather preparation. The City of St. Charles has been a certified StormReady Community since 2014. 

City of St. Charles Recognized for Support of Military Employees with Two Awards

Police and Fire Departments Presented with ESGR Awards, Recognizing Support of Active Duty National Guardsmen

The City of St. Charles firmly believes in supporting military service and celebrating our military service members—both past and present.

30 of our employees, or about 10% of our work force, are either veterans or active duty service members. We’re very proud of that. They work in several departments throughout our organization: Information Systems, Public Works, Building Code & Enforcement, Police and Fire.

Officer John Losurdo Honored for Outstanding Police Work

St. Charles Police Officer John Losurdo was presented the 2016 Louis Spuhler Award for outstanding police work at the 40th Annual Kane County Chiefs of Police Association Dinner March 9 at Pheasant Run Resort.

The award, presented by the Association in partnership with Batavia Moose Lodge #682, recognizes the top police officer in Kane County for going above and beyond in their police duties. The Chiefs of Police Association received 14 nominations for the 2016 award.