The Evanston Chamber of Commerce has named Kevin Mott as Public Service/Non-Profit Person of the Year.

A financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments, Mott will be honored at the Evanston Chamber’s Annual Celebration and Awards Dinner on Monday, Feb. 1.

The award honors an individual who has demonstrated innovation, commitment and leadership in working to advance Evanston and the organization they represent; responding to opportunities with creativity and efficiency; and creating awareness for the organization and its benefits to the Evanston community.

Chamber President Michael Corr says that from the time he arrived to Evanston in 1995, Mott quickly established himself as someone who cares deeply about the community.

“Growing up in my family, volunteering was what you were supposed to do,” Mott says, and he has taken that lesson to heart.

He has served as president for both Kiwanis Club of Evanston and Connections for the Homeless, as well as a board member of Evanston Community Foundation, First Night Evanston and Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse.

In addition, he was president of the Evanston alumni group of his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi, and a campus advisor at Northwestern University.

Most recently, he participated in the Evanston Community Foundation’s root2fruit initiative — a grant program designed to build the capacity of small to mid-size non-profits in Evanston.

Other groups that have felt the Mott touch include the Executive Committee of the Evanston NAACP, the City of Evanston Commission on Homelessness and on the business side, the Chicago chapter of the National Sales Network, a professional sales organization, where he served as president.

Mott’s commitment to helping people extends not only throughout the community, but also within his company (with offices spread across several North Shore communities) where he has mentored several Edward Jones managers.

More information about the awards dinner is available online.

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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