Recognizing the extreme value that volunteers and their efforts contribute to the quality of life in the village, the Village of Chatham is currently accepting nominations for the annual honorary naming of Volunteer Drive; the road that winds through Community Park.
Beginning in 2017, the Village has honored one resident who is a leader and volunteer in the local community by designating this street with their name. The previous recipients of this honor, are members of this year’s selection committee, were Rollo Saucier (2017), Jane Hay (2018) and Diane Vanderkooy (2019). (2020) Honored the exceptional commitment made by the entire Village as everybody navigated the uncertainty of the pandemic, the road is currently named for Les Morgan (2021). It is anticipated that this year’s individual recipient will be named in July of 2022.
Village President, Dave Kimsey notes, “The benefit that our volunteers bring to the Village of Chatham can never be understated. From contributions of knowledge and expertise on village boards and planning commissions, to time and labor to improving our parks and beautifying our village, to organizing and facilitating youth sports and group opportunities, all the way through the compassion in helping feed those in need and providing ancillary support services to families and our institutions, our volunteers form the bedrock of our community and are a critical component to the quality of life in our village.”
Nominations of an individual Chatham resident for this year should be sent by e-mail, along with a narrative as to why the individual is being nominated to Village Manager Patrick McCarthy at: firstname.lastname@example.org May 15, 2022. Nominations may also be mailed to the Village of Chatham, Attention Patrick McCarthy, 116 East Mulberry Street, Chatham, IL 62629.