Voting Starts for Evansville's New City Flag
Voting is underway for a new Evansville city flag.
Committees have selected four finalists for the flag -- three of them were submitted by local artists, one came from Nebraska.
The leader of the effort, Jordan Baer, told reporters at Old National Bank downtown that 200 ideas were submitted from around the world.
"Inside the U.S., we got them from Georgia, New Jersey, a couple states out west. The farthest away by far -- by leaps and bounds -- was the guy in Australia."
The four finalists share similar colors, with two of them clearly depicting the Four Freedoms Monument and a crescent. Three of the four feature seven-sided stars, and one depicts the bend in the river.
Committee member Dalton Bosze encourages all residents to vote.
"The idea is that this flag does not represent any one person but we want every person in the Evansville community to see themselves represented in this flag."
You can vote using a 0-to-10 scale at the Evansville Flag Project website. You can also access the link at the project’s Facebook page and here.
In-person voting is available at the Evansville Museum and at Evansville Vanderburgh public libraries.
More: The four flags will be displayed at the Arts Council on Main St. Voting continues until the end of June.