The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) officially announced that Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke was recently appointed to the IACT Board of Directors.

“I am very excited about Mayor Winnecke joining our Board of Directors. He is a take-charge mayor who has great enthusiasm for making municipal government work at its best,” said IACT Executive Director Matt Greller.

Winnecke’s term begins immediately and expires December 31, 2014. He fills a board vacancy left by Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett who was recently appointed to serve as IACT’s Second Vice President.

“Being asked by my peers to serve in this capacity is a real honor,” said Winnecke. IACT is the unified voice advocating for the needs of Indiana’s cities and towns. As a member of the Board I will do my part to advance IACT’s priorities, including something I am equally passionate about, curbing the production of methamphetamine. Making the citizens of Evansville and every Hoosier community safer is a priority for me and local officials all around the state.”

“Whether it’s working with lawmakers to improve the climate for municipal government or bringing different constituencies together for a common goal, Mayor Winnecke will have a meaningful impact on our Association,” said Greller.

The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) is a coalition of municipal officials who seek to improve the quality of life in Indiana through effective government, and is a member of the National League of Cities. Founded in 1891, IACT is one of the oldest state municipal organizations in the country, with 470 cities and towns as members. IACT advocates for municipalities as the official voice of municipal government in Indiana, and promotes good government through education, training and leadership.