image of community hero rick perez
Video

Rick Perez

Community Service Officer, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
30 years in service to his community

It’s not too often that the parking enforcer is considered one of the most helpful and friendliest of police officers. But this Hero uses his institutional knowledge, friendly approach, and great attitude to win them over.

As a community service officer, one of Rick’s many responsibilities is to lead parking enforcement efforts. Every day, he ensures that all regulations are met and educates those who may be unaware of parking issues or requirements. Through all types of weather conditions, Rick helps commuters and residents with a smooth flow of traffic and parking locations in the village’s busiest and most congested areas.

Rick walks the thin line between the needs of business owners in the central business district and those of commuters, residents, and shoppers. He sees this as an opportunity for partnership between business owners and the municipality. Rick has the autonomy to directly communicate with businesses and to collaboratively address issues and make improvements, or to provide educational opportunity to all stakeholders.

More Community Heroes

"I want to fulfill the mission of the City of Flagstaff, which is to improve the quality of life for all in our community" Read More

Josh Copley

City Manager
image of sally sullivan
In managing the Christmas Outreach Program, Sullivan has volunteered thousands of hours and touched the lives of hundreds of families, children, and senior citizens. Read More

Sally Sullivan

Administrative Assistant
"There are parts of the world where potable water is not a reality. So ensuring that our community can rely on the water coming out of their tap, that’s contribution we make." Read More

Parvani Vandeyar

Water Quality Superintendent
"I love serving the community, we have such a great community here.... I like being that person who is supporting someone at the worst time in their life...to help them get closure...." Read More

Jacklyn Shaklee

Crimes Against Persons Detective
"Being able to give the community that support when they need it I think is huge. We really take a lot of pride in what we do here." Read More

Peter Robertson

Parks and Grounds Technician, Grandview Cemetery
View All