Excellence in Edwardsville
Mayor Art Risavy wishes to recognize residents whose generous efforts, contributions, and achievements foster and enhance civic pride and responsibility, promote appreciation, and embody the spirit of our City to encourage public service through selflessness. He is asking City employees who are with residents on a daily basis to take note of residents who are selflessly acting for the betterment of our community and/or neighbors through acts of kindness.
The Mayor was inspired by the mother and daughter who on August 5th of this year were cleaning up trash during their free time and were noticed doing so by a City of Edwardsville Community Service Officer. The Edwardsville Police Department saluted these residents for their efforts that help make Edwardsville a better place for everyone. Mayor Risavy believes the residents of this community are a key factor in making the City an ideal place to live, and those who take ownership through selfless acts make Edwardsville enjoyable for each and every one of us.
City employees have been asked to nominate a resident or residents when they witness positive and kind contributions within the City. The employee will need to obtain the name(s) of the resident(s) and contact information, and describe the contribution, achievement, act, or deed including the date and location along with a photo or video if available. As nominations are received, a resident or residents will be recognized at an upcoming meeting of the City Council and will be presented with a token of appreciation for their contribution to the City of Edwardsville.
Recipients will be recognized at an upcoming meeting of the City Council and will be presented with a token of appreciation for their contribution to the City of Edwardsville.
The City of Edwardsville Coin to be presented to the chosen recipient at a City Council meeting or to them personally if he/she/they are unable to attend the City Council meeting.
The first Excellence in Edwardsville Award recipients, Harry and Erica Parker, owners of Gulf Shores Restaurant and Grill, were recognized at the City Council meeting on November 16, 2021. Their business raised over $12,000.00 for the family of fallen Pontoon Beach Officer Tyler Timmins.