FRENCH LICK – Mayor John Ditslear of Noblesville received the 2019 Russell G. Lloyd Distinguished Service Award from Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim). Ditslear received the award on August 28 during the Presidents’ Reception at the 2019 Aim Ideas Summit.

Ditslear, elected as Noblesville’s mayor in 2003, has led the city through tremendous growth and change. He has been a leader in strengthening the local economy through attracting new jobs and welcoming commercial development. As mayor, Ditslear also instituted several quality of life initiatives, including new trails, four new parks and the renovation of the downtown historic district. In addition to leading Noblesville, Ditslear served as the 2008-09 president of the Aim Board of Directors.

“Mayor Ditslear exemplifies what it means to be a true public servant,” Aim CEO Matt Greller said. “He’s charted a strong course for Noblesville that will benefit the community for generations to come. And his dedication to municipal government extends beyond the city, as he’s worked as a tireless advocate for all of Indiana’s cities and towns. The legacy Mayor Ditslear leaves following four terms as Noblesville mayor is one of high integrity, and it shines through in the countless ways he’s positioned the city for continued progress.”

The Russell G. Lloyd Distinguished Service Award, named for former Evansville Mayor Lloyd, is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to local government. Nominees for this prestigious award must display accomplishments beyond their community, including contribution to Aim and public service, leadership and personal initiative.

In its 43rd year, the Aim Annual Awards program, presented by Baker Tilly, 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:
2019 Aim Ideas Summit
August 27-29, 2019
French Lick Resort
Attendance: 700 (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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