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Citizens, businesses recognized at Glen Ellyn's Community Awards Breakfast

"Paul Sivak" (left) receives the Citizen of the Year from Mike Formento, co-executive director of the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce. Sivak was, in reality, not available to attend the March 16 ceremony. So accepting the award on his behalf (and sporting a pretty good likeness) was Tom Sodeika.
"Paul Sivak" (left) receives the Citizen of the Year from Mike Formento, co-executive director of the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce. Sivak was, in reality, not available to attend the March 16 ceremony. So accepting the award on his behalf (and sporting a pretty good likeness) was Tom Sodeika.

GLEN ELLYN — The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce and Village Fair Committee hosted their annual Community Awards Breakfast on Saturday, recognizing the village's best in law enforcement, education, business and more.

Winners included:

• Outstanding Law Enforcement Officers: Sgt. Joseph Baki, Officer David Gill, Officer Joseph Nemchock, Officer Andrew Downey and Officer John Perkins;

• Outstanding Firefighter: Firefighter Scott Parrish;

• Outstanding Educator: Jane Thorsen (Glenbard Township High School District 87); Brian Pindar (Glen Ellyn School District 41); Jessica Langman (Community Consolidated School District 89);

• Paul Herwaldt Senior Award: Jean Jeske;

• Outstanding Business: Skuddlebutts;

• Outstanding Not-for-Profit Organization: Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare Society; and

• Citizen of the Year: Paul Sivak.

The Chamber of Commerce and Village Fair Committee collected nominations for the awards prior to the breakfast. Nominees were required to be Glen Ellyn residents or businesses that are active in the Glen Ellyn community. All nominees worked on projects to improve life in the village.

The Community Awards Breakfast took place at the Crowne Plaza, 1250 Roosevelt Road in Glen Ellyn.

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