We would like to congratulate Perry Johansen as the Carol Stream Citizen of the Year for 2017. Perry has been a resident of Carol Stream for over 30 years and has been actively involved in volunteer work for many years. Since 2011, Perry has been volunteering his time as a Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T) member and assists in training new members. In 2012, Perry joined the Carol Stream Volunteers in Police Service (V.I.P.S.) and assisted the Police Department with the following list of activities; July 4th parade, Citizen Police Academy, Role player for police rapid response training, Role player for police vehicle stops training, Role player police prisoner search training, National Night Out, Roadside Safety Checks, Holiday Tree Lighting and Thursday concerts. Perry has amassed 438 volunteer hours for the Police Department alone.
Perry was nominated for this award by Officer Tom Eby and was chosen as the Male Citizen of the year by the Citizen of the Year Committee.
The men and women of the Carol Stream Police Department are grateful for all the work Perry, his wife Linda, and his daughters, Melissa and Kirsten do for us.
Please help us in congratulating Perry for this prestigious, well deserved, honor.