The DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference awarded its annual Intergovernmental Cooperation Award to Addison Village President Larry Hartwig.
The award honors a local leader for strong commitment to the nonprofit conference and its aim to voice municipal concerns on local, regional, state and national issues. The conference, which represents more than 1 million people, also serves its members and region by fostering intergovernmental cooperation.
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During his tenure in the conference, Hartwig served as president from 2004-06. He also acted as landlord to the conference when its Oak Brook offices were renovated. In addition, Hartwig has been the conference's representative on the board of directors for Choose DuPage, the county's business development arm, since its inception.
Conference officials said Hartwig is a strong liaison who advocates for all of DuPage, so his work helps not only Addison, but also surrounding communities.
Hartwig said he was "humbled" when he received his award.
Hartwig's other regional contributions include serving on the executive board of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus for 11 years, including as chairman of its executive board for one year, and as chairman of its diversity task force for six years.
He is also a commissioner for the DuPage Water Commission. Officials said he facilitated conversations with the city of Chicago that helped the commission and municipal customers address the recent rate increase.