The Evergreen Park Chamber of Commerce welcomed new directors to its leadership and honored a longtime volunteer at its annual Holiday Luncheon on December 12.
Longtime resident and volunteer Virginia Wrobel was named Evergreen Park’s 2018 Citizen of the Year for her dedicated years of service in the community and especially for her work with senior citizens.
Wrobel was the first director of the Evergreen Park Office of Citizen Services, a position she held for 15 years. She also is the founder of several service organizations in Evergreen Park, including our Food Pantry and a local chapter of Meals on Wheels.
Accepting the award, Wrobel thanked the hundreds of volunteers and village employees who have worked with her over the years. Every department willingly contributes to programs that Wrobel has been involved with over the years, “and with smiles on their faces,” she said.
“We are blessed in this village to have such a means of cooperating and working with each other,” Wrobel said. “And for me, it’s just a work of love.”
The 2018 Directors of the Chamber are:
Maria Cantu-Dougala, First Midwest Bank
Laura Freeman, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Jeseña Hernandez, First National Bank of Evergreen Park
Sean Kelly, State Farm
Dr. Robert Machak, Evergreen Park Elementary School District 124
Frank Monreal, US Bank
Ginger Morgan, Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home
Thomas O’Malley, Evergreen Park Community High School District 231
Jeannette Orejel, First American Bank
Bruce Smith, B Allan Graphics
Pam Waldrom, Academy of Self Defense
Chad Weiler, Little Company of Mary Hospital
Stephanie Welch, Humana