City Honored With Community Placemaking Award

EVANSVILLE – Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim) announced the city of Rising Sun has been named a 2017 Placemaking Award winner. The City will receive its award during the Aim Annual Awards Luncheon presented by Umbaugh, Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the 2017 Aim Ideas Summit in Evansville.

Rising Sun was honored for their Riverfront Revitalization Project.  The multi-year project focused on protecting the riverbank, providing access to the river and diversifying the economic base through tourism. 

“Maximizing the use of existing assets and building upon strengths is what good placemaking is all about.  The City of Rising Sun is a true leader in this movement and I’m excited for them to receive the acknowledgement they deserve,” said Aim CEO Matt Greller.

In its 41st year, the Aim Annual Awards program, presented by Umbaugh, 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:

2017 Aim Ideas Summit

October 10-12, 2017

Evansville Old National Events Plaza

Attendance:  850 (pending final registration count)

Further information:

IACT is now Aim.  Accelerate Indiana Municipalities.  Think Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, taken to the next level.  More modern.  More strategic.  More collaborative.  We are excited to share more about the changes in our organization and how we hope this new, vibrant approach is just the beginning of another 126 years of working together with you on behalf of Indiana’s economic engines, its cities and towns.