Courtesy Village of Oak Park
U.S. Conference of Mayors honors community
Oak Park earned an Outstanding Achievement Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors as part of the organization's 34th annual City Livability Award program. Livability Awards recognize mayoral leadership in developing and implementing programs that improve the quality of life in America's cities, focusing on the leadership, creativity and innovation demonstrated by the mayors. Oak Park was one of five cities with populations of fewer than 100,000 to be recognized for outstanding achievement, and the only Illinois community honored. More than 200 communities were considered for awards, which were announced Saturday during the organizations' 81st annual meeting. Click here to read the news release announcing the winners.