INDIANAPOLIS – Aim recently recognized members of its Mayors Institute who have been certified Indiana City Leadership Executives, the organization’s highest designation.  Mishawaka Mayor Dave Wood and Greenfield Mayor Chuck Fewell were recognized for their achievement during the 2018 Aim Ideas Summit, held this week in French Lick, IN.

To be eligible for this distinction, mayors must complete over 50 days of high-level training at Mayors Institute training sessions, led by Aim staff, Ball State University faculty, and guest speakers. These trainings cover a range of topics that are timely, relevant, and essential to innovation and effectiveness in city government. Mayors must then deliver presentations on a substantive topic, both at a Mayors Institute training and at a local venue such as a council meeting, an Aim statewide meeting, or a national meeting of municipal officials. This designation indicates both mastery of contemporary matters and a substantive contribution to innovative thought in the field of municipal governance.

Mayors Institute is a collaboration between Aim and Ball State’s Indiana Communities Institute that provides advanced continuing education exclusively for Hoosier mayors.

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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