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
Carbondale Community Arts 618-457-5100
Varsity Center for the Arts 618-319-3910


  • Requested and received $930,000 in SIMPO STU funding to improve W. Pleasant Hill Road from
    McLafferty to Union Hill Road
  • Secured a $2 million Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) grant to expand bike paths from
    Old Highway 13 to Wood Road
  • Winner, "GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award," since 1986
  • Winner, “GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting,” for 29 years
  • Received an unmodified opinion (highest and cleanest kind of opinion an auditor can express) from the auditor in the presentation of FY 2021 financial statements in conformity with the Generally Accepted
    Accounting Principles
  • Named "Tree City USA," since 1981; Received Tree City USA Growth Award for the 7th consecutive year
  • Winner, Bronze level for Bicycle Friendly Community since 2016