Wheeling's Mike Moran honored with village's George Hieber Citizenship Award

A longtime member of Wheeling's fire and police board is the latest recipient of the village's George Hieber Citizenship Award.

Mike Moran has served on the panel since 2000. It oversees the hiring of Wheeling's police officers and firefighters.

Moran also has supported a camp for children and teens who survived severe burns by leading fundraisers for the effort run by the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance.

"Mike Moran consistently displays an admirable concern for the welfare of others and shows a commitment to making Wheeling a better, safer, and kinder place to live," the official resolution honoring Moran reads.

Moran was announced as the 2022 award winner during Monday's village board meeting. He was unable to attend because of a health issue, but was lauded in absentia.

He will be honored in person when he's able to attend, Village President Pat Horcher said.

"Get well, Mike, and we look forward to seeing you," Horcher said.

Created in 2016, the Hieber Award bears the name of its first recipient, a longtime resident and community volunteer who died that year. It recognizes Wheeling residents who contribute to the community.

Last year's winners were Mike and Kathy Burns.

Wheeling couple are the latest recipients of local citizenship award

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