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48th Annual Awards Presentation

Award Winners Index

This year's event was sponsored by RWA Associates, S. M. J. General Contractors, and Jerry Zalewski General Contractors. Photos courtesy of Bob Dowey.


UCC Executive Director, David Rowe (fourth from left), presenting the Policing Award to members of "Operation Walk in the Park"

UCC Good Neighbor Award

  • Martha Name of the 920 Lakeside Square Apartments and Radney Management & Investment, Inc.

Florence Bezazian Citizenship Awards

  • Judy Yablonski, Lakeside Area Neighbors' Association
  • Bob Peterson, Gunnison Neighborhood Association and the 48th Ward Zoning Committee.

UCC Vice Presidents James Cappleman
and Nancy Kellum-Rose with incoming President Patrick Waters

Special Public Service Awards

  • Meg Gilman, the CAPS Problem Building Coordinator for Area 3
  • Jacob Handleman, the Assistant Corporate Counsel for Drug & Gang House Enforcement

Community Service Awards

  • Sandy Campbell, the CAPS' Domestic Violence Chair and Facilitator for Beat 2024
  • Barbara Michelotti, outgoing Managing Director for Scrap Mettle SOUL, Edgewater/Uptown's community performance group
UCC Board Member Dan Caliendo
presenting Bill Hersh with the
UCC's Lifetime Achievement Award

Community Policing Awards
(for "Operation Walk in the Park," a 23rd District antidrug strategy)

  • Sgt. Osvaldo Valdez
  • P.O. Darwin Butler
  • P.O. Steve Hernandez
  • P.O. Robert McKeever
  • P.O. Ruben Orta
  • P.O. Landon Wade
  • Lt. Elias Voulgaris
  • Peggy Chiampas, Assistant State's Attorney

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • William Hersh
Katherine Boyda; Shannon Vernor,
Drug & Gang House Enforcement; and P. C. Gooden-Smiley

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