EVANSVILLE – Jasper Parks Director Ken Buck received the 2017 Ivan H. Brinegar Municipal Management Award from Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim). Buck received the award on Wednesday, Oct. 11, during the Presidents’ Reception at the 2017 Aim Ideas Summit in Evansville.7

The Ivan H. Brinegar Municipal Management Award is presented to an appointed municipal official with a minimum of 10 years of city or town service who displays strong leadership, contributions to the community and serves as a role model to citizens and other municipal officials.

Buck has served as the director of the Jasper Park and Recreation Department since 1975. During his distinguished career, Buck has forged strong relationships with the community and elected officials to bring forth major projects, including the Jasper Riverwalk, a 2.1 mile public walkway that’s played a key role in the redevelopment of the city’s core; youth sports complexes; and the Arnold F. Habig Older American Center. Currently, Buck is spearheading a project called The Parklands of Jasper, which will become a 75-acre nature destination in the city.

“Public servants like Ken Buck are the unsung heroes of local governments all around our state,” Aim CEO Matt Greller said. “Ken has embraced what it means to create quality places and works with Jasper’s policymakers to implement transformational projects all around the city.”

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

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