The award recognizes a volunteer’s efforts as a Richton Park resident, for the betterment and involvement of the community. Being among several residents nominated, Yvonne was chosen to represent the Village with the prestigious award.
Pamela L. Smith has been resident of Richton Park since 2005. During this time she has served on the Village’s Mediation Corp, Cable Television Committee, and currently serves as a Commissioner on the Human Relations Commission (HRC) since 2006. As a member of the HRC, Ms. Smith has held the positions of Recording Secretary and currently Vice-Chairwoman. Over the past few years, she has been instrumental in researching and networking in search of a Sister City; and, she is currently the Chairwomen for the Richton Park Sister Cities Committee. In addition to her work in the village, Mrs. Smith has worked with a variety of community and church organizations such as; the G.R.A.C.E. Ministry, where she mentored teen girls within her church; and, the Servant hood Ministry, where she works to place members into various ministries within her church.
Mrs. Smith is currently a Regional Human Resources Officer, with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). She has over 20 years of human resources management experience in both the private and public sectors. In her current position, she leads a dynamic team of twenty-four (24) human resources professionals, providing strategic and administrative human resources support and guidance to a workforce of over 2000 employees within the 10 states that comprise the Chicago/Kansas City Region. Her team provides services in the areas of Benefits and Compensation; Employee and Labor Relations; Recruitment and Outreach; Security and Suitability; and, Training and Development.
2017 Citizen of the Year: Yvonne Evans
2016 Citizen of the Year : Warrette Coleman