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Area mayors meet in Evansville for panel

Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 2:27 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - On Wednesday, a panel of five regional mayors met at the Old National Events Plaza to talk about what’s currently happening in each of their communities.

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke led the conversation in front of a crowded, masked audience.

“The fact that we can talk on a regular basis, share best practices, to solve those like problems is really a great asset for each of us,” Winnecke said.

The mayors of Henderson, Princeton, Boonville and Mount Vernon joined him on stage.

“I think you’ve heard there’s strength in numbers,” Greg Wright, mayor of Princeton, said. “And the guys that were on that stage have a great deal of experience.”

The Evansville Regional Economic Partnership hosted the luncheon.

“Everyone gets a sense of not just what’s going on here in Evansville, but what’s going on in the cities around us,” Winnecke said. “As they all succeed, Evansville succeeds and vice versa.”

Each mayor speaking about why it was important for communities to work together to solve issues such as COVID-19.

“It’s about sharing best practices,” Winnecke said. “What works in Evansville that could help Boonville or Mount Vernon or Henderson or Princeton or vice versa. We don’t have all the best ideas right here. They come from around the region.”

Winnecke says Evansville has many things to look forward to.

“We just opened the Deaconess Aquatic Center. the Kinney Family Penguins of Patagonia exhibit will open at the end of October at the Mesker Zoo and the implosion of 420 Main.”

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