Mayor Lloyd Winnecke

Where will IU students park?

Apr 15, 2014

An inevitable question about the planned IU medical and research complex in Downtown Evansville is where will 2,000 students and faculty park?

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says the city will tweak the convention hotel plan to add more parking for the nearby med school. 

Some students may not need a parking spot. They told IU trustees they wanted a site that’s “walkable.”

The med school project carries a price tag of nearly $70 million, and officials will be looking for funding from both the city and the state.

Mayor brings treats to State of the City address

Mar 11, 2014

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke announced the first convention has been booked in the downtown hotel, just a day after the official groundbreaking.

Winnecke said the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns will hold their annual convention at the 253-room Hilton DoubleTree in fall of 2015, shortly after it opens.

Weaver chosen to lead EMA

Feb 28, 2014

The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Emergency Management Agency now has a full-time director. 

The Evansville Courier and Press says Fire Department District Chief Cliff Weaver has been named to the post after serving as interim co-director with Police Captain Andy Chandler. Weaver and Chandler have led the agency since Sherman Greer was forced to step down.

Mayor makes a plea for community-wide conversation

Aug 28, 2013

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke is calling for a more understanding relationship between Evansville Police and the African American community.

He will meet with the Concerned Clergy of Evansville and Police Chief Billy Bolin again in the coming days to identify ways the Police can improve their interactions.    

"We have to stop 'picking sides,'" Winnecke said.  "We need to take a deep breath as a community, step back, and have some civil dialogue."

The Mayor said he has  “100 percent confidence” in Bolin and this effort.