At its 73rd annual installation dinner on February 2nd, the Grand Corridor Chamber of Commerce awarded River Grove resident and Village attorney Bart Smith the 2018 Community Advancement Award.
"It was a great honor to receive the Community Advancement Award," said Smith. "I appreciate the opportunity to serve our communities, and receipt of the award is a reflection of the great teams of people I am able to work with including the Grand Corridor Chamber Board and the President and Board of the Village of River Grove."
The award recognized Smith's dedication and devotion not only to the advancement of River Grove but also to the surrounding areas the Chamber encompasses such as Mont Clare and Elmwood Park.
In addition to serving as an officer on the Chamber board, Smith also volunteers as the treasurer of the River Grove Lions Club where he was recently presented with the Distinguished Service Award. Smith also serves as a director and secretary of the Triton College Foundation and has organized, promoted and operated numerous events for local charitable causes.