Gary’s Karen Freeman-Wilson and Warsaw’s Joe Thallemer Elected as Officers

FRENCH LICK – Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim) announced today that Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner was elected to succeed Nashville’s Brenda Young in 2019 as the association’s president.  Spinner was elected by the membership this week at the 2018 Aim Ideas Summit in French Lick.

“Denny is an optimist about municipal government and what we can achieve when we work together.  One can’t look at Huntingburg without seeing his enthusiastic and collaborative approach imprinted throughout the community.  Mayor Spinner is a listener.  He seeks information in an effort to make the best possible decisions.  I am thrilled with our membership’s decision to elect Mayor Spinner,” said Aim CEO Matt Greller.

Mayor Spinner said, “I am so proud to assume the Aim presidency in 2019.  I see it as an opportunity to give back to an association that has meant so much to me in my growth as a municipal leader.”

Also elected were Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson who will serve as 1st Vice President and Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer who will serve as 2nd Vice President.  All three take office January 1, 2019.

“2019 is going to be a great year for Aim.  Denny, Karen, and Joe are intensely committed both to their communities and our state.  Having a strong Indiana begins with having strong cities and towns.  We must continue to expand the network of state leaders and legislators willing to support municipalities for the betterment of Indiana.  This team of officers has the drive, talent and focus to do just that,” said Greller.

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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