The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce and the Village Fair Committee hosted the annual Community Awards, held on Tuesday, February 11. The awards provided the opportunity to recognize businesses and individuals that make Glen Ellyn a wonderful place to live, learn, work, dine, shop and play.
Among the 16 categories awarded, the Village of Glen Ellyn is pleased to announce that the following Village employees and volunteers were recognized for their substantial contributions to the community:
Firefighter of the Year was awarded to Tom Hefler. As part of the Volunteer Fire Company since 1988, Hefler takes pride in giving back to the Glen Ellyn community. His 32 year commitment has proven to be an inspiration to many, including his two children who have followed in his footsteps and are both currently serving in public safety.
Police Officer of the Year was awarded to Sergeant Norman Webber. Sergeant Webber joined the Glen Ellyn Police Department in 1989 as a Community Service Officer, became a Police Officer in 1993 and Sergeant in 2002. He was recognized for his instrumental role in working with the community through special events, as well as management of scheduling for the Department.
Village Employee of the Year was awarded to Patricia Taves, Records Supervisor with the Glen Ellyn Police Department. Taves began her career with the Glen Ellyn Police Department in 2000, bringing with her 17 years of experience from the Bloomingdale Police Department. Her combined 37 years of experience has helped shape her role as Records Supervisor. Her reach and leadership extends throughout DuPage County through various special projects.
An extended congratulations to Reserve 22 as one of five nominees in the category of restaurant of the year.
For more on the Glen Ellyn Community Awards, please visit the Chamber of Commerce website.