Sullivan’s Clint Lamb and Greenwood’s Mark Myers Elected as Officers

FRENCH LICK – Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim) announced today that Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer was elected to succeed Huntingburg’s Denny Spinner in 2020 as the association’s president. Thallemer was elected by the membership this week at 2019 Aim Ideas Summit in French Lick.

“Mayor Thallemer is a smart and innovative municipal leader with a strong vision for our cities and towns. Under Mayor Thallemer’s leadership, Warsaw has renewed its focus on quality of life through a variety of efforts, from alley activations to development along the lakefront,” Aim CEO Matt Greller said. “Our membership’s decision to elect Mayor Thallemer to lead Aim will have a lasting impact on our efforts to build a brighter future for Indiana through supporting our cities and towns and cultivating strong partnerships with state leaders and community-minded stakeholders.”

Thallemer said, “Aim has been formative in my development as a municipal leader. It’s served as a sounding board in my work as mayor. As well, I’ve made countless connections with public officials who are dedicated to their communities and the valued role municipal government plays in the health of our state.”

Also elected were Sullivan Mayor Clint Lamb, who will serve as 1st Vice President, and Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers, who will serve as 2nd Vice President. All three officials take office January 1, 2019.

“This upcoming year presents another opportunity for Aim to support and advocate for our cities and towns. With Mayor Thallemer, Lamb and Myers at the helm, Aim will benefit from strong leaders who are committed to their communities and Indiana’s cities and towns as a whole,” Greller said. “We will continue our collaborative work with state leaders to ensure our municipalities have the tools they need for success, as well as celebrate the essential role our cities and towns play in the advancement of Indiana.”

“As we look ahead to next year, Aim also would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Mayor Spinner, our 2019 president, for his tireless support of Indiana’s cities and towns and the association’s mission,” Greller said. “Because of Mayor Spinner’s dedication and leadership, Aim is positioned for continued success.”

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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