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Lake Guardian Award

Each year the ILMA Board and Membership has the opportunity to recognize lake professionals and volunteers who over the years have demonstrated an exceptional effort throughout the State of Illinois to preserve the quality of Illinois Lakes. 

Past recipients include:

1990 – DONNA SEFTON

1991 – ROBERT KIRSCHNER

1992 – DENNIS BOKEMEIER

1993 – AMY (BURNS) WALKENBACH

1994 – HOLLY HUDSON

1995 – GREGG GOOD, BILL BOGNER

1996 – GARY WILKEN

1997 – R0BERT SCHMIDT

1998 – RAMAN K. RAMAN

1999 – ROY MANN, BRUCE MUENCH, ROBERT ESSER

2000 – RICHARD A. HILTON

2001 – LAKE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

2002 – JAMES BLAND

2003 – RICK TWAIT

2004 – STEVE KOLSTO

2005 – TERI HOLLAND

2006 – MICHELLE BODAMER NICOL

2007 – MARYLOU GOODPASTER

2008 – ALAN ALFORD

2009 – DAVID FLIGOR

2010 – PETER BERRINI

2011 – NATURE CONSERVANCY, ILLINOIS CHAPTER

2012 – HANK SUTTON

2013 – PAT CHARLEBOIS

2014 – DENNIS ROSS, OTTER LAKE

2015 – KEITH GRAY

2016 – MIKE GARTHAUS, IDNR

2017 – LEONARD DANE

The ILMA Board of Directors requests that ILMA members submit nominations for this Annual Award to the ILMA Board of Directors for consideration.  Nominations should be addressed as shown below and mailed for receipt by January 31, of each year. 

ILMA – Lake Guardian Award
P.O. Box 20655
Springfield, IL 62708 
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