Awards & Special Recognition
The City of Edwardsville is home to many kind and considerate people of numerous talents and skills. These include people who may live here or possibly visit, work or run a business in the City, and in doing so make Edwardsville a better place for all of us. It’s a privilege and priority for the City to recognize these people who exemplify excellence. The City’s awards and special recognition programs are as follows:
Excellence in Edwardsville:
This award recognizes people whose generous acts, contributions and achievements embody the spirit of the City and positively touch the lives of our neighbors and overall community. Recipients receive a City coin and are honored at a City Council meeting for their efforts. See previous recipients and learn how to nominate someone by visiting here.
Employee Excellence Award:
The City is fortunate to employ a workforce that continually provides exceptional service to residents, businesses and visitors. The City appreciates their dedication to offering the highest quality of care as they tend to Edwardsville’s parks, streets, municipal infrastructure, public safety concerns and individual needs. See previous recipients and learn how to nominate someone by visiting here.
Green Thumb Award:
This award honors efforts to beautify Edwardsville through landscaping, flowering or gardening projects. For more than two decades, Green Thumb Awards have been handed out for residential, commercial and civic efforts. The award was undertaken by the Edwardsville Beautification and Tree Commission. Check out previous recipients and learn how to nominate a property by visiting here.
Mayor Art Risavy values the various people, places and entities that make Edwardsville the vibrant community it is today. He showcases our local businesses, organizations, volunteer groups and other entities through a series of Spotlight Edwardsville short videos. Check out these Spotlight Edwardsville videos and learn how to nominate a person or group to be featured by visiting here.
Veterans Banner & Spring Banner Programs:
The City’s banner programs were initiated to provide the community an opportunity to publicly honor and thank two special groups of people: our veterans and our community contributors (educators, medical providers, first responders and others). These two special sets of banners are displayed on light posts throughout the City’s business district for different periods each year.
The Spring Banner Program honors community contributors each spring. Learn more about this program and how to sponsor a spring banner by visiting here.
The Veterans Banner Program honors our hometown heroes each fall. Learn more about this program and how to sponsor a spring banner by visiting here.