On Tuesday, Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke presented his 2021 State of the City address at the Tropicana Riverfront Event Center.
During his State of the City Address, Mayor Winnecke discussed several different topics surrounding the city's journey through the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year, and the city's path moving forward.
By the Numbers
"We’ve spent the last year helping to manage not only the community response to the pandemic, but as a large employer we’ve faced the same challenges as any other business," Mayor Winnecke said. "Despite those challenges, we’ve still managed to impressively deliver city service."
According to Mayor Winnecke, in 2020...
17 miles of city streets were paved in coordination with the city engineer's office and the building commission issued 976 construction permits.
The Evansville Police Department also stayed busy, answering 134,130 calls for service. Central Dispatch received 312,601 emergency calls, averaging 856 calls per day.
"Here's a number that's especially heartwarming for animal lovers: 1,931 cats and dogs were adopted, returned to their owner, or transferred to a rescue organization through animal care and control," Mayor Winnecke said.
You can hear more from Mayor Winnecke's "By the Numbers" presentation by watching the full thing here.
Major Construction Updates
Mayor Winnecke also covered several major construction updates on Tuesday during his State of the City Address.
The mayor spoke with project leaders on the progress being made on several different construction projects, like the Sunrise Pump Station Project, the Deaconess Aquatic Center, and the Penguins of Patagonia exhibit at the Mesker Park Zoo.
To hear more on these construction updates and more, view "Major Construction Updates" from Mayor Winnecke by clicking here.
You can watch Mayor Winnecke's full State of the City Address by clicking here.