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

  • Applied for and secured $13.986 million USDOT BUILD grant to fund design and construction of a new regional multimodal station
  • Secured $2.5 million in funding from IDOT's Transit division to help fund design and construction of a new regional multimodal station
  • The Northwest Wastewater Treatment Plant was recognized as the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators (IAWPCO) "2019 Plant of the Year"
  • IDHR Human Rights Day Award, 2018
  • Named "Tree City USA" since 1981; Received "Tree City USA Growth Award" for the 5th consecutive year
  • Winner "GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award" since 1986
  • Winner "Bronze level for Bicycle Friendly Business", 2017, 2018
  • Winner "Bronze level for Bicycle Friendly Community", 2016-2020
  • 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