Community Programs & Awards

Active Civic / Industrial Improvement Programs Contact Number
Carbondale Chamber of Commerce 618-549-2146
Keep Carbondale Beautiful 618-529-4148
Carbondale Main Street
618-529-8040
Carbondale Community Arts 618-457-5100
Varsity Center for the Arts 618-319-3910

Awards

  • Named "Tree City USA" since 1981; Received "Tree City USA Growth Award", 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Winner "GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award" since 1986
  • Winner "Bronze level for Bicycle Friendly Business", 2017, 2018
  • Winner "Bronze level for Bicycle Friendly Community", 2016, 2017
  • Ranked #4, "40 Best Commuter Cities in Illinois", 2015
  • "Transparency in Government Award", 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • "Ameren Progressive City Award", 2012
  • Winner "Governor's Hometown Award", 1991, 1992, 2009
  • "All-American City Finalist", 2009
  • "City Livability Award", 2009
  •  Finalist, "Award for Municipal Excellence", 2009
  • Selected as "Best Small Cities in Illinois", 1990, 1997