Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: June 2, 2023
At the June 1, 2023 Fire Public Safety Committee meeting, Fire Deputy Chief Jim Fitzgerald was recognized as the recipient of the 2022 Public Service Award, which is given to a Village of Westmont employee who has demonstrated exceptional service throughout the past year.
Fitzgerald has been with the Westmont Fire Department for 25 years. Fitzgerald also serves as a Commander with the Coast Guard Reserve and has been on deployment with his unit at various times during the past year. Also, Fitzgerald was the project manager behind the Westmont Fire Department accreditation process, which resulted in the continuation of the Department’s Class I ISO rating.
Through the Village’s annual Public Servant of the Year process, employees from various departments are nominated and selected for their outstanding service. Also recently recognized for their outstanding service in 2022 were Cindy Westra from the Westmont Finance Department and Angela Whitehead from the Westmont Police Department.
The Village of Westmont congratulates and thanks Jim, Cindy, and Angela for their service and dedication to the Village of Westmont.