FRENCH LICK, IN. – The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) announced Albion Park Superintendent Casey Myers as the recipient of the 2016 IACT Larry A. Conrad Civic Service Award. This award honors the contributions made by citizens, companies or civic organizations to municipal government. Myers received his award during the Presidents’ Reception, Oct. 5, at the 2016 IACT Annual Conference & Exhibition in French Lick.
Since becoming Parks Superintendent in 1999, Myers has led the town through much growth and development in the department. During his tenure he has overseen the addition of Hidden Diamonds, Owen and Valley View Parks. In addition to his leadership running the day-to-day operations of the parks department, Myers has spearheaded the donation of more than $115,000 to Albion parks.
“Parks, parks programming and recreation have never been more important to a city or town’s ability to provide a high quality of life. More and more often our municipal leaders are finding ways to invest in quality of life as a means for attracting new talent and retaining residents. Honoring Mr. Myers is a great way to showcase his efforts and the efforts of many all around our state,” said IACT Executive Director and CEO Matt Greller.
In its 40th year, the IACT Annual Awards program, presented by Umbaugh, recognizes communities and individuals in municipal government for excellence and outstanding achievement. A nine-member panel of qualified judges selected this year’s winners from a competitive field of nominees from around the state.
The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) is a coalition of municipal officials who seek to improve the quality of life in Indiana through effective government, and is a member of the National League of Cities. Founded in 1891, IACT is one of the oldest state municipal organizations in the country, with 470 cities and towns as members. IACT advocates for municipalities as the official voice of municipal government in Indiana, and promotes good government through education, training and leadership.