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To Recognize Frank Loftus’ tireless volunteer stewardship efforts and to provide local lake communities and lake users the opportunity to recognize local stewardship, in 2002 the ILMA membership established the Frank Loftus Conservation Award. While memorializing the efforts of Mr. Frank Loftus, this award provides local Illinois lake organizations and communities the opportunity to nominate a local resident for state-wide recognition of their personal volunteer effort and commitment, dedication and stewardship efforts to address local lake issues.
If your local Illinois lake organization or community would like to nominate a local, non-paid lake volunteer for consideration by the ILMA Board of Directors, please complete this form and submit it to the below listed address. (See the ILMA Lake Guardian Award for recognition of paid Lake Professionals)
The award is presented each year at the ILMA Annual Conference.
Past recipients include:
2002 – FRANK LOFTUS, Posthumously awarded, Apple Canyon Lake, Galena
2003 – LOU LISKA, Bruce Lake, DuPage County
2004 – BRUCE WALLACE, Silver Lake, McHenry County
2005 – RICHARD A. HILTON, Wonder Lake, McHenry County
2006 – MADELYNN WILHARM, Lake Galena
2007 – JIM ROBERTS, Twin Oaks Lake
2008 – ROUND LAKE MANAGEMENT COMMISSION, Lake County
2009 – TODD CURTIS, Ossami Lake, Tazewell County
2010 – PONTIAC HIGH SCHOOL, P2D2 Program Group, Pontiac, IL
2011 – LAKE SARA EROSION CONTROL COMMITTEE
2012 – MIKE CLIFTON, Loon Lake Management Association
2013 – ED LOCHMAYER, Bangs Lake Advisory Committee
2014 – Forest Lake Improvement Committee
2015 – DICK SCHICK, Lake Zurich
2016 – JOHN HUEBNER, Posthumously awarded, Round Lake
2017 – WILLIAM KROKOS, Camelot Round Table Association, Inc.
2018 – STEVE BURGOON, Tower Lakes Improvement Association
2019 – DON WILSON, Lake County VLMP for Hastings and Huntley Lakes
2020 – GREG DENNY, Diamond Lake
The ILMA Board of Directors requests the ILMA membership submit nominations for the recipient of the Frank Loftus Award. Nominations should be addressed as shown below and mailed for receipt by December 31st, of each year.
ILMA – Frank Loftus Award
P.O. Box 20655
Springfield, IL 62708