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Svitak named Citizen of the Year

Jun 08, 2016 09:51AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

At the recent 2016 Westmont Awards Dinner, hosted by the Westmont Chamber at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort, Chris Svitak was named the 2015 Westmont Citizen of the Year. The award is presented annually to a Westmont citizen who has demonstrated exemplary volunteerism in the community. The Citizen of the Year Award was one of many awards presented at the event honoring Westmont businesses and citizens. Amy Quattrone, Westmont Jr. High School Assistant Principal, was also nominated for the prestigious award.

“Chris has proven time and again his willingness to roll up his sleeves and get involved,” said Mayor Ron Gunter, pictured above left with Svitak and Chamber President Al Carson. “His father John won the same award several years ago, so it’s evident that volunteerism runs in the family.” Some of Svitak’s accomplishments include being the former founder and president of the Westmont Jaycee’s, former president of the Westmont Lions Club, chairperson for the Red, White & Bar-B-Q Festival, an officer for the Westmont Emergency Management Agency, and more. When accepting the award, Chris credited his wife Kelly for getting him involved with volunteerism, and once he started, he couldn’t stop. Svitak also won the Westmont Special Events “Making Memories Award,” which is given to a person who supports local community events. For a complete review of the entire event, please visit and click on the “In The News” link.