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


  • Secured $2.8 million in funding from IDOT's Transit division to help fund design and construction of a new regional multimodal station
  • Secured $1.245 million in funding through DCEO's Fast Track Grant program to replace restrooms and repave all roads and parking lots at Turley Park
  • Winner, "GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award," since 1986
  • Winner, "GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting," for 28 years
  • Received an unmodified opinion (highest and cleanest kind of opinion an auditor can express) from the auditor in the presentation of FY 2020 financial statements in conformity with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Names "Tree City USA," since 1981; received Tree City USA Growth Award for the 6th consecutive year
  • Secured $1.245 million of state grant, in cooperation with the Carbondale Park District, to make accessibility improvements at Evergreen Park
  • Awarded Class 2 Plant of the Year by Illinois EPA
  • Winner, Bronze level for Bicycle Friendly Community, 2016-2024
  • Winner, Bronze level for Bicycle Friendly Business, 2017-2021