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Awards Committee
About the Committee:
The Awards Committee coordinates the distribution of information regarding awards, solicitation of nominations, selection of recipients, and the awards presentations of all IPELRA awards.

IPELRA is now accepting 2017 James Baird Leadership Award nominations. Please click here to read more about the process.


Awards Committee Members (2016-2017)
  • Chrissy Hoover, Village of Huntley, Chairperson
  • Roxanne Bonner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
  • Tameika Jones, City of Waukegan
  • Rocella Rodgers, Village of Wheeling
  • Cristina White, City of Warrenville


Awards
If you would like to nominate your organization or another organization for any of the awards listed below, please follow on the links for each award or contact Chairperson Chrissy Hoover.

IPELRA James Baird Leadership Award
IPELRA strives to recognize its member organizations for their efforts in championing management rights, innovation, and effective labor relations. The IPELRA James Baird Leadership Award is given to those Illinois public employers who have accomplished one or more significant achievements in this regard, looking back over two years.

Nominations may be made to the Awards Committee by any Illinois educational or government representative, and the recipient of the award is selected and presented by the IPELRA Board of Directors at the Annual Conference. Click to view the award criteria. Click to get a Nomination Form.

NPELRA Pacesetter & Award of Excellence Awards
The Awards Committee also nominates deserving Illinois agencies for NPELRA's Pacesetter and Award of Excellence awards. Visit the NPELRA website for more information.