This initiative is about building trust amongst the members of our community and learning that if we all join together and have civil dialogue about our future desires and current issues, we can create a strong society that will thrive and grow.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke.

Let your VOICE be heard.

What would you like to see in Evansville’s future? Tell us. We’re listening!

VOICE – Evansville’s first community-wide, citizen-driven vision process – will make sure your ideas are heard. VOICE will enable all members of our community to share their ideas, hopes, and personal visions for Evansville’s preferred future.

Share your dream with us.




EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and Leadership Evansville (LE) Executive Director Lynn Miller-Pease will update the community on the progress and inspiring impact of their VOICE initiative at this evening’s Big Action Meeting (BAM) at The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana in downtown Evansville at 318 Main St. The meeting is being held to report to the community on the projects and actions that have emerged from VOICE and invite citizens to participate.


 Channel 7 covers the first VOICE Healthy Green Space meeting 


Markus and Coreen Christel are already working on many of the ideas discussed during Tuesday night’s “flower pot” meeting on brainstorming ideas and a plan for developing green space in Evansville.


Organizers of Evansville VOICE, the initiative undertaken by Leadership Evansville and Mayor Lloyd Winnecke to generate ideas and visions for the city’s future, are about to share what they learned over the course of 32 public meetings held between August 2012 and May.


 We invite you to learn and celebrate what 1700+ citizens said they wanted for our community and what topics emerged to move forward with strategic planning and action. 


In this segment, The Trend’s new host Cass Herrington digs around Evansville’s history to find context for local attitudes toward change and developments.

First, David Coker sets the stage with an expose of Evansville’s manufacturing heyday. Coker has written extensively about the automotive history of Evansville and Southern Indiana for the Courier and Press and several publications.

History lives on at a local watering hole, Lamasco Bar and Grill. Owner Amy Word talks about the significance of the name, “Lamasco,” which was initially a separate township from the city of Evansville. Word is also the president of the Franklin Street Events Association, a coalition of local businesses that is striving to breathe new life and development into the West Side of town. 

Finally, Executive Director of Leadership Evansville Lynn Miller-Pease will round out the conversation by sharing the visions and dreams for the future of Evansville. Miller-Pease represents VOICE, which conducted 32 brainstorming sessions across town to record and analyze Evansville residents’ wishes for the future.




VOICE is an Evansville community organization giving residents an opportunity to express their vision of the city's future.  



Join us on Tuesday, September 23 at 4:30 pm at City Taco, 2403 Washington Ave.


Join us on Tuesday, September 30 at 4:30 pm at The Reitz Home Carriage House, 224 Southeast First Street.


Join us on Tuesday, October 7 at 4:30 pm at The Pagoda, 401 Southeast Riverside Drive.