Mayor Lloyd Winnecke

Ribbon cut, opening renovated nature center

Mar 31, 2016
John Gibson

A ribbon has been cut, opening the renovated nature center at Wesselman Woods. 

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke cut the ribbon, allowing dozens of students from Harper Elementary School to go inside.

He told the kids that the community raised $1.5 million for the renovation. Nature Society Executive Director John Scott Foster asked the kids a few questions, like "do you like being outside? do you like animals? do you like big, huge trees?"

The kids -- and the mayor -- all held up their hands.

Holtz to lead Parks Department

Mar 14, 2016

The city of Evansville has a new parks director. 

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke has promoted Brian Holtz to head-up the Department of Parks and Recreation. He’s been serving as Deputy Parks Director.

Winnecke says in a news release that Holtz has a “thorough knowledge” of the parks department, where he’s juggled various projects from fundraising to tree-planting.

For a dozen years, Holtz was executive director of Community Corrections for the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office.

Road bill provides Regional Cities money

Mar 11, 2016

A $1 billion road funding bill headed to Governor Pence’s desk will also provide all the money promised to the state’s three Regional Cities winners. 

House Bill 1001 earmarks $126 million for the three winners, including Southwest Indiana.

Vanderburgh , Warrick, Posey, and Gibson counties will receive the full $42 million to boost a number of projects, including a renovation of Evansville Regional Airport.

Winnecke urges promotion

Mar 10, 2016

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke is challenging local business leaders to promote the community. 

In light of a new downtown convention hotel under construction, Winnecke urged members of the Evansville Rotary Club to promote their city when speaking to anybody about convention or travel plans.

During his State of the City address, Winnecke also proposed ways of spending $25 million in rent money that Tropicana is paying in two portions.

Winnecke updates downtown projects

Mar 9, 2016

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke delivered updates on major Downtown projects during Tuesday's State of the City speech.