||The Planning Department oversees a number of award programs to publicly appreciate individuals and businesses for their contributions to the quality of life in the community.
- Annual Adult Service to Youth Award
- Annual Historic Preservation Award
- Community Improvement Blue Ribbon Award
- Recycle and Win Cash Program
- Youth Extra Effort Award
Annual Adult Service to Youth Award
The City of Galesburg, in cooperation with the Galesburg Youth Commission, has established this award to recognize Galesburg adult residents who given extra-effort in serving the youth of Galesburg, through volunteering their time and/or assistance.
Example activities would include working in a volunteer role to assist youth in activities, developing projects that benefit youth or provide support to them in meeting needs; whether it be with academic or extracurricular programs or help with things like warm clothing. A subcommittee of the Galesburg Youth Commission will consider the applications. The names and addresses of the nominee and sponsor will be withheld from their review. Evaluation criteria include the type of activity and the amount of time or effort required. This annual award application is due every October.
Annual Adult Service to Youth Award Nomination Form
Annual Historic Preservation Award
The presentation of awards began in 1979 and has been an annual event ever since. After reviewing the nominations, the Galesburg Landmark Commission determines the type of recognition that is awarded based upon the historical correctness, quality or degree of difficulty of the project or efforts and overall aesthetic contribution. There are currently three types of awards: a Preservation Award for Voluntary Efforts in Restoration (P.A.V.E.R.), a specifically designed Certificate of Recognition and also a Letter of Recognition. Projects must be complete to be eligible for recognition.
Annual Historic Preservation Award Nomination Form
Community Improvement Blue Ribbon Award
The City of Galesburg has established the Blue Ribbon Award Sign Program to recognize owners of properties for their efforts to improve our community’s appearance. Examples of improved community appearance would include new landscaping, painting, signage, or general cleanup. Nominations are due the 25th day of every month with winners displaying the signs during the following month. There are three categories of properties for this award program including residential, commercial or industrial.
Community Improvement Blue Ribbon Award Nomination Form
Recycle and Win Cash Program
Residents are encouraged to recycle and save landfill fees the City of Galesburg must pay to dispose of refuse and to help our environment. Recycling can also pay off for the homeowner. The first full week of each month, a random drawing is held where the homeowner can win $25 just for having their recycling bin containing recyclable material placed at the curb.
Youth Extra Effort Award
The City of Galesburg has developed this award to recognize youth attending Galesburg Schools aged up to seniors in High School who have gone that "extra mile". Examples of going that "extra mile" would include volunteerism, heroism, or community service. A subcommittee of the Galesburg Youth Commission will consider the applications. The names and addresses of the nominee and sponsor will be withheld from their review. Evaluation criteria include the type of activity undertaken by youth, their age in relation to the activity, and the end result of their effort. This is an on-going application process.
Youth Extra Effort Award Nomination Form