Another new initiative that Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke has created are the VOICE visioning sessions. Simply put, it's a chance for Evansville residents to come together and share their voice about what they would like to see in the future of our city.

VOICE is a community-wide, citizen-driven vision process that allows community members to share their ideas, hopes and visions for Evansville’s preferred future. Everyone in the community is encouraged to participate in the process. Comments from each session will be available for review on the VOICE website. Common themes and ideas will be grouped into topic areas to be shared with organizations, businesses, neighborhood groups, individuals and government bodies interested in that topic to use as guidance to move forward with further research and planning toward a common goal.

The next VOICE session is this Saturday, August 25th from 10am-12n at Harrison High School. Topics discussed at the most recent VOICE session on August 15th included a vibrant downtown, healthy lifestyle alternatives and more community involvement in the arts. You can see all of the notes from this session at

Additional VOICE sessions will be held as follows

  • September 5th from 6pm-8pm at the Career & Technical Center located at 1901 Lynch Rd.
  • September 10th from 10am-12n at Central Library located at 200 SE Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
  • September 26th from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Potter’s Wheel located at 319 Jefferson Ave.
  • September 29th from 2pm-4pm at Caze School located at 2013 S. Green River Rd.