ILCMA
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Lifetime Achievement Award

Qualifications

The Robert B. Morris Achievement Award is presented to a retired individual who has served no less than 15 years in local government, at least eight of those in Illinois. We are looking for candidates who have made significant contributions beyond their own communities (e.g., through service to the associations and the profession).

Award Recipients

  • 1994 – Robert Morris
    Robert Palmer (posthumous)
  • 1995 – Leslie Allen
  • 1996 – Stan Kennedy
    Charles A. (Chuck) Willis
  • 1997 – James M. Banovetz
    Robert Eppley (posthumous)
  • 1998 – David Anderson
  • 1999 – No award
  • 2000 – No award
  • 2001 – Raymond P. Botch, Sr. (posthumous)
  • 2002 – Gregory Bielawski
  • 2003 – Larry Asaro (posthumous)
  • 2004 – Bernie Oglietti
  • 2005 – Stephen Berley
    Peggy A. Glassford
  • 2006 – William R. Balling
  • 2007 – Robert D. Franz
  • 2008 – Timothy W. Schuenke
  • 2009 – John Perry
  • 2010 – Gary Holmes
  • 2011 – Russ Loebe
  • 2012 – John Phillips
  • 2013 – Steven Carter
    Robert Irvin
  • 2014 – Michael Allison
    Albert Rigoni
  • 2015 – Marty Bourke
  • 2016 – John Downs
    Mary McKittrick
  • 2017 – Paul Nicholson
    Katy Rush
    Valerie Salmons
    Robin Weaver