Niles Night of Roses
A Tribute to Home Grown Success
2020 has been a year to remember – and Night of Roses will be no different! We were forced to postpone and postpone, but we still have winners to announce and celebrate. We have raffle tickets to sell which support our scholarships that are given to graduating seniors! Pandemic or not we are still supporting our scholarship students!! So, although we will not be able to gather in a large group – we will gather virtually!! Stay tunes for details Night of Roses LIVE on October 16!! Meanwhile, we are still selling raffle tickets to support our scholars – they are just $50 each and you can win the Grand Prize of $3000 or one of two $1000 prizes!! And Best of all you get to support the youth of Niles!! We promise – THIS WILL be a night to remember!!
Thank You for Voting!
Winners will be announced at our LIVE broadcast October 16!!
Streamed Live on Niles TV – Comcast Channel 6 / AT & T U-Verse Channel 99
Bob Wordel Living Legend Award
Born in July 1949 in Chicago, IL in the Austin neighborhood, Mike Shields has been an Illinois resident his entire life. Through attending the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana from 1967-1971 achieving a Bachelor of Economics, followed by the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business earning his MBA. Mike has a wealth of knowledge and experience through his years of Strategic Planning, development, process improvements, area planning, and more. He has become an influential piece of Niles in the 50+ years he has been a resident.
Mike moved to Niles, IL in 1972, after marrying his wife Karen. They raised two children in the Niles community and are very happy with Niles, the local schools and organizations. Mike has served on several committees in the Village of Niles, Comprehensive Plan Implementation, Bi-Modal Transportation Steering, Economic Development and Neighborhood Renewal Commission, Comprehensive Signage Sub-Committee, Niles Design District, etc. He has put his heart and soul into Niles and it has shown!
Corporate Citizen of the Year
Shure is a shining start in the Niles community! They are generous, dedicated and empathetic. They strive to be a community partner and build relationships with their staff and are influential in creating a safe and developed Niles community!
Ken Scheel Chamber Member of the Year
Judy McNulty – Niles-Maine District Library
Judy is at every new business ribbon cutting, community event, Village committee meeting, etc. She dedicates her time and efforts in building a better and stronger Niles community every single day! She is always smiling and always willing to help!
Niles Citizen of the Year
Joe has been part of Niles for over 40 years, from being a Village Trustee to a Park District Commissioner, Joe has gone above and beyond for Niles. There have been many teens and adults who have participated in programs that Joe has developed and cultivated in the 17+ years he has spent with the Niles Park District. Joe exemplifies what it means to be a dedicated Citizen both in his professional and personal life.
Small Business of the Year
Pilorum Spa & Salon
Pilorum Spa & Salon makes every client feel special! Their energy charged atmosphere paired with an epic staff, offers not just a hair styling but an experience! They have been consistent and reliable since day one. Each and every person is treated like family!
Distinguished Voluntary Service
Denise serves as a Village trustee, volunteers on numerous committees, but more than that she lives and breathes Niles. She works tirelessly to promote the Niles community both within Niles and beyond our borders. She donates countless hours to this pursuit.
Dedication to Youth Excellence
John Petitt – Culver School
John has been a Special Education teacher at Culver School in Niles for 29 years. He is committed to enriching the lives of special education students in their development, not only as students, but as individuals. Through coaching basketball and volleyball, to volunteering, etc. John has shown his dedication to the Niles youth and their success. After the 2020 school year, John will be retiring
Public Safety Award of Excellence
Fred Braun – Village of Niles Public Works
Fred serves as Niles Public Works Director and has dedicated his career to perfecting the art of public safety through public works. He has re-written the book on how Public Works, Niles Fire Department & Niles Police Department work together and has taught his staff that you do not need to wear a badge to play a role in public safety – Public Works – first into the storm, last to leave after clean-up.