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Posted on: April 26, 2023

Tracey Valerio Spotts Named Citizen Of The Year At Community Awards Dinner

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: April 26, 2023

On April 24, 2023, Westmont resident and business owner Tracey Valerio Spotts was named the 2022 Westmont Citizen of the Year at the annual Westmont Community Awards Dinner, hosted by the Westmont Chamber of Commerce and held at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center. Nominees for the Citizen of the Year included Daniel Buczkowski and Dave Reisetter. The Citizen of the Year Award is given to a Westmont resident who has demonstrated exemplary volunteer service for the community. 

Citizen of the Year Tracey Valerio Spotts

Mayor Ron Gunter said, “Congratulations to all the nominees for everything you do to make Westmont a wonderful place to live and work and for being the best community for volunteerism in the state!”

Following are some of the highlights and awards presented at the Westmont Community Awards Banquet:

2022 Dick Busse Business of the Year Award
FMC Natatorium at Ty Warner Park

2022 Roger Westman President’s Award
Jay Rushford - Uncle Bub’s BBQ & Catering 

2022 Educators of the Year Award
Jennifer Burisek - Westmont Junior High School
Jessica Paulsen - Holy Trinity Catholic School

2022 Westmont Public Servant of the Year Award
Jim Fitzgerald

Rotary Club’s Special Community Service Award
Irv & Ruth Kaplan

Knights of Columbus Knight of the Year Award
Patrick Clark

Knights of Columbus Family of the Year Award
Conklin Family

Knights of Columbus “In Service to One, In Service to All” Award
Peggy Mack

Americanism Award
Douglas Carmichael

The People’s Resource Center “Outstanding Neighbor” Award
Ron Niemer

Westmont Automile Special Recognition Award
Westmont Police Department

2022 Community Improvement Awards
Harold’s Shrimp & Chicken - 7 West Quincy Street
Quincy Station - 1 West Quincy Street
RR Financial Services - 141 South Cass Avenue
Tapatio Mexican Grill - 11 West Quincy Street
The Deli at 700 - 700 Oakmont Lane, Suite 103

The Westmont Chamber made two additional special presentations during the event. Retiring CUSD 201 Superintendent and Chamber Past President Kevin Carey was presented a Chamber Lifetime Honorary Membership Award.  The Chamber also recognized Chamber board member Alison Clemens of Clemens Enterprises for her service to the Chamber Board and Westmont Business Community.  Additional awards including the 2022 Westmont Dining Reader’s Choice Awards are listed in the event press release on the Chamber website.  Pictures from the event are published in the Westmont Chamber Photo Gallery.   For more information regarding the Westmont Chamber and this event, contact the Chamber at or 630-960-5553.


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