FRENCH LICK – Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim) announced today the City of Jasper has been named a 2018 Community Placemaking Award winner in the 10,000 – 20,000 population category.  The City will receive its award during the Aim Annual Awards Luncheon presented by Umbaugh, Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the 208 Aim Ideas Summit in French Lick.

The City will be honored for their Parklands of Jasper project.  The expansive project converted a private golf course and the surrounding woodlands into a nature-based public space.  Jasper spent several years acquiring the 75 acres necessary to bring the project to fruition.

“The Parklands project is one of the most ambitious placemaking projects I’ve seen.  The expansive project, in addition to being an economic driver for the city, is going to be a recreational destination for people all around the region.  The community really hit a homerun with The Parklands and I’m excited to see the accolades they are receiving,” 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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