I Make a Difference Awards

Saturday October 8, 2016 - 2:00pm @ Richton Park Community Center

Do you know someone who dedicates their time and effort to improving the community? The Village of Richton Park Community Services Department wants to know about them and you can nominate them to receive a “I Make a Difference Award”. The 2016 “I Make a Difference Awards” ceremony will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Village of Richton Park Community Center.
The criterion for the individual who is deserving of this distinguished honor is as follows:
  1. The award must be for services rendered to the Village for the year of 2015 (may also be longer than one year).
  2. The person must be a resident of Richton Park (Adults or youth can be nominated)
  3. Services must be of a non-political nature.
  4. Must be unpaid/non-remunerative activity.
  5. The person can be selected by a Home Owner Association, an Organization, Village Department Heads or the Village Board.
  6. The person selected may be involved in 1 or more of the following:
  • Homeowners Association
  • Assisting senior citizens
  • Assisting youth in the community
  • Helping strangers
  • Actively participating in community event
  • Neighborly acts of kindness
  • Other
Nomination forms will be available at the Community Center and must be submitted no later than Friday, September 26, 2016. For more information, contact the Community Center at (708) 753-8800.

Saturday October 14, 2017 - 2:00pm @ Richton Park Community Center



Past Award Winners


I Make a Difference Awards 2015


Guest Speaker:
  • Melvin Buckley
  • Jenice Brown
  • John McKinney
  • Julian Alexander
  • Darion Evans
  • Vernon Williams
  • Frank Alexander
  • Marvell Gross
  • Friends of the Richton Park Library
  • Girl Scout Troup #60582

I Make a Difference Awards 2014


Guest Speaker:
  • Warrette Coleman
  • Robert Robinson
  • Bill WIlbourn
  • Richton Park Youth Athletic Association
  • William Shaw
  • Mr & Mrs Purkett
  • Mathell Givens
  • Brenda Coleman
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

I Make a Difference Awards 2013


Guest Speaker:
  • Maurice Lofton
  • Rev. William Robinson
  • Charlotte Brislen
  • Edric Sizemore
  • Carol Deany
  • Michelle Ogletree
  • Darnell Langston
  • Sherri Napue
  • Jerry Weems
  • Douglas Singleton

I Make a Difference Awards 2012 (Held September 29, 2012)


Guest Speaker: Cook County Commissioner Joan Murphy
  • Monica Holden
  • Melvin Buckley
  • Linda Moreno
  • Tess Bradford
  • Lisa Johnson
  • Earl Guyton
  • Mary McNeal
  • Patrick Napue
  • Helen Coleman
  • DuWarn Porter
  • Mike Alexander
  • Jaleel Owens
  • Lioncrest HOA
  • Richton Park Youth Basketball Coaches

I Make a Difference Awards 2011 (Held July 16, 2011)


Guest Speaker: Vicki Sline, Rich Township Food Pantry Director
  • Starr Crump
  • Tony Johnson
  • Martin Mears
  • Kerry Sharkey
  • Denise Washington
  • Gina Williams

I Make a Difference Awards 2010 (Held May 15, 2010)


Guest Speaker: Robin Kelly, Chief of Staff - Illinois State Treasurer
  • Ameya and Nia Banks
  • Cynthia Barron
  • Tommie Garner
  • Tacalia Hinton
  • Hope Jovicin
  • Louise Lovison
  • Yvette McWhorter
  • Gina Middleton
  • Barbara Noles
  • Yvonne Peternell
  • Abdul Shakoor
  • Pamela Smith
  • Lewis Snead

I Make a Difference Awards 2009 (Held July 11, 2009)


Guest Speaker: Maggie Crotty - Illinois State Senator
  • Renita Anderson
  • Edgar Blackmon
  • Pam Caddick
  • Carol Deany
  • Johnnie Hughes
  • Eileen Jones
  • Wendy Nelson
  • Larry Newman
  • Marie Anne Turcotte