Best of Springfield®

WINNER AND FINALISTS: CIVIC & COMMUNITY

Nonprofit
Animal Protective League
1001 Taintor Road, 544-7387

Finalists: Phoenix Center, Wooden It Be Lovely, Community Child Care Connection, Helping the Homeless

Nonprofit assisting during the pandemic
Springfield Families Helping Families Facebook page

Finalists: Helping Hands of Springfield, Helping the Homeless in Springfield, IL, HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Community Child Care Connection

Place to volunteer
Animal Protective League
1001 Taintor Road, 544-7387

Finalists: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois, Memorial’s Festival of Trees, PAWS, The Muni

Unsung hero
Teachers

Finalists: Medical professionals, Mark Forinash - Cafe Moxo, Julie Benson - Helping the Homeless in Springfield, IL, 2C ICU Staff Springfield Memorial Hospital

Up-and-coming leader
Kristin DiCenso

Finalists: Sunshine Clemons, Erica Romines, John Keating, Rachel King

City official
Kristin DiCenso

Finalists: Mayor Jim Langfelder, Misty Buscher, Erin Conley, Shawn Gregory

County official
Sheriff Jack Campbell

Finalists: Don Gray, Josh Langfelder, Tony DelGiorno, Andy Goleman

Use of public money
Schools

Finalists: Salvation Army Warming Center all year, road repairs, year-round branch and leaf pickup, Lincoln Library (Springfield’s public library)

Business giving back during the pandemic
Cafe Moxo
411 E. Adams St., 788-8084

Finalists: Willow and Birch Salon, Aztca Mexican Grill, HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Chadito’s Mexican American Grill

Apartment community
Lake Pointe Apartments
1600 Toronto Road, 529-2900

Finalists: Lincoln Square Apartments, The Villas Downtown, Prairie Vista Apartments, Monroe Garden Apartments

Clergyperson
Fr. Jeff Grant - Blessed Sacrament Parish
1725 S. Walnut St., 528-7521

Finalists: Eddie Lowen - Westside Christian Church, Rev. Susan Phillips - First Presbyterian Church, Martin Woulfe - Abraham Lincoln UU Congregation, Jeff Nelsen - Cherry Hills Church

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