- Awards & Recognitions
Awards & Recognitions
The Village of Westmont takes pride in serving our community. Over the years, our municipality and local public agencies have earned numerous awards for distinguished service. Following is a list of some of these accomplishments:
- Distinguished Cities Award
- The State of Illinois Governor’s Hometown Award
Finance Department - GFOA Award
Each year, the Village of Westmont receives a thorough review by the Government Finance Officers’ Association (GFOA), a nonprofit professional association serving over 17,000 government professionals. Since 2004, the Village of Westmont Finance Department has received the GFOA's Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting almost annually. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by the Village. In order to receive the award, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is reviewed by an impartial panel to verify that it meets Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, as well as the additional high standards of the Certificate of Achievement program. These high standards include a commitment to transparency and full disclosure so that the CAFR clearly communicates its financial story.
Fire Department - National Accreditation
The Westmont Fire Department has been designated as an internationally accredited agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). The Fire Department first received accredited status in 2001, and has been re-accredited twice since then. Accreditation is a comprehensive assessment program that enables organizations to examine service levels and internal performance. The goal is to embrace industry-established best practices, which results in improved service for our citizens.
Police Department - National Accreditation
In the Spring of 2020, the Westmont Police Department completed a thorough review by a panel of its peers as it pursued its goal of being a nationally-accredited law enforcement agency. The Westmont Police Department has received word that their accreditation was approved and will be announcing this achievement in the fall of 2020.
Public Works Department - Tree City USA
For more than 20 years, the Village of Westmont has earned a Tree City USA designation. This designation illustrates the Village's commitment to maintaining a healthy tree population. This commitment has also earned Westmont a reputation as an environmental-friendly community, and in 2019 and 2020, Westmont was one of only three communities in DuPage County that was featured in two video projects, one by the Morton Arboretum and the other by the Monarch Project.