EVANSVILLE – Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim) announced today the city of Aurora has been named a 2017 Municipal Innovation Award winner in the less than 30,000 population category. The City will receive its award during the Aim Annual Awards Luncheon presented by Umbaugh, Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the 2017 Aim Ideas Summit in Evansville.

The City is being honored for their Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program for projects located within the Historic District.  The program, which addresses projects such as entryways, lighting, tuck-pointing, painting, windows, roofing and signage has spurred more than $500,000 in community reinvestment projects.

“Our organization is dedicated to showcasing what’s best about Indiana’s cities and towns.  Honoring a city like Aurora is a great way to tell Hoosiers about the creativity and passion municipal leaders have for improving their communities,” said Aim CEO Matt Greller.

In its 41st year, the Aim 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.

Conference Facts:
2017 Aim Ideas Summit
October 10-12, 2017
Evansville Old National Events Plaza
Attendance:  850 (pending final registration count)
Further information:  www.aimindiana.org

IACT is now Aim.  Accelerate Indiana Municipalities.  Think Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, taken to the next level.  More modern.  More strategic.  More collaborative.  We are excited to share more about the changes in our organization and how we hope this new, vibrant approach is just the beginning of another 126 years of working together with you on behalf of Indiana’s economic engines, its cities and towns.

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