FRENCH LICK – Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim) announced today the City of Evansville has been named a 2018 Community Placemaking Award winner in the above 20,000 population category.  The City will receive its award during the Aim Annual Awards Luncheon presented by Umbaugh, Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the 2018 Aim Ideas Summit in French Lick.

The City will be honored for their North Main Streetscape project.  Their work in the Jacobsville neighborhood resulted in the development of a comprehensive plan that included bike lanes, accessible ramps and sidewalks, new paving and more.  The $16 Million project, made possible through tax increment financing, is breathing new life into an area of the city that hasn’t seen significant upgrades in more than 50 years.

“I visit Evansville on a very regular basis.  This is a city that understands the need to focus resources on place-based development. The North Main Streetscape project is an example of how city leaders can use a multi-purpose approach to make both a visual and practical impact on a neighborhood.” said Aim CEO Matt Greller.

In its 42nd 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:
2018 Aim Ideas Summit
October 2-4, 2018
French Lick Resort
Attendance:  800 (pending final registration count)
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Since the 1890s, Aim, formerly the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, has been an advocate for Indiana municipalities.  Aim is the official voice of municipal government in Indiana, with more than 460 cities and towns as members.  Our purpose is to foster, promote and advocate for the success of Hoosier municipalities as laboratories of innovation, hubs of talent and the engines driving our state’s economy.

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