The Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District (EID) was formed by property owners in the core of Downtown Evansville in late 2017.
Our Mission
The EID builds a more active and inclusive Downtown Evansville. We enhance resident, consumer, investor, worker, and visitor experiences in Downtown Evansville.

Our Vision
We will be acknowledged as the most vibrant urban district in the region, filled with unparalleled opportunities in which to live, work, learn, dine, invest, and play among great public spaces, happy people, and thriving businesses. We will be a resilient neighborhood, which cares for its own, as well as one that drives individual, family, organizational, city-wide and regional growth, prosperity and development.

Our Values
We act honestly and with transparency towards our property-owners, stakeholders, and the broader community. We value everyone who is in our neighborhood. We choose quality over quantity: good design matters to us. We respect history and our historic buildings, while looking towards the future. We develop our people to be community leaders.

Our Areas of Focus
  • Clean, Safe & BeautificationLitter removal, landscaping, contracting private law enforcement patrols, snow removal, installing and funding holiday décor to create a more festive downtown, placemaking projects like Game Room Alley on the 300 block of Main Street and funding additional operating hours at United Caring Services for our neighbors experiencing homelessness 
  • Events & MarketingHost events and market Downtown as a destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment
  • Business & Developer RecruitmentConnect with potential developers and host seminars on topics such as Opportunity Zones

2023 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

John Lamb
German American Bank

Vice Chair
Stephanie Engelbrecht
Engelbrecht Enterprises

Lucero Tennis Kieffer
Jackson Kelley


Johnathan Pope

Chair Emeritus
Phillip Roberts
Baird Wealth Management                       

Board Members

Kelley Coures
Department of Metropolitan Development Director

Larry Donald
Downtown Neighborhood Association President

Dwight Emmert
Condominium Owner

Todd Gile
Trinity United Methodist

Dr. Kimberly Haywood-Pfender
Evansville Eyecare Associates

Randy Hobson
2nd Language

Anna Jordan
Ten Adams

Jeff Justice
Hafer Design 

Stacey McNeill
Bally's Evansville  

Tresa Miller
Grateful Threads

Jim Moore
One Main Financial

Amanda Schmitt
CenterPoint Energy

Stephanie Terry
Children’s Museum of Evansville

Kendra Vanzo
Old National Bank       

Heather Vaught
River City Coffee & Goods                  

Learn about us

2022 Annual Report

EID Areas of Focus

EID Quick Facts

EID Boundaries

International Downtown Association Value of Downtown Evansville Study - 2021

2021 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

Most recent financial statement: October 2023 Financials

Most recent meeting minutes:  September 1, 2023 Board Meeting Minutes