FRENCH LICK – Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim) announced Seymour has been awarded an Aim Community Program Innovation Award for their Curb Appeal initiative. The city was honored with this award on Thursday, November 3 during the Annual Awards Luncheon – presented by Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors, LLC, during the 2022 Aim Ideas Summit in French Lick. Seymour won in the less than 25,000 population category.
Seymour created the Curb Appeal program to demonstrate that small, but visible, projects such as landscaping, new windows, a sidewalk, new siding or shutters, a power washing, or a new coat of paint would make a difference in neighborhoods. The city provided matching funds up to $500 per project or $750 for neighbors applying together. The Council backed the program up to $10,000 from the unsafe structure fund and more than $8,200 was awarded.
“Seymour’s Curb Appeal program is proof that you don’t have to spend millions of dollars to impact a community’s pride of place. Programs like this are easily replicated to fit the needs of other cities and towns and we hope this recognition will produce just the right kind of copycats,” said Aim CEO Matt Greller.
Seymour also won Aim Green Project of the Year for its Pollinator Gardens initiative during the Aim Ideas Summit in French Lick.
In its 46th year, the Aim Annual Awards program, presented by Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors LLC, recognizes communities and individuals in municipal government for excellence and outstanding achievement. A seven-member panel of qualified judges selected this year’s winners from a competitive field of nominees from around the state.
2022 Aim Ideas Summit
November 2-4, 2022
French Lick Resort
Attendance: 1,000 (pending final registration count)