ABOUT US


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 & BeautifyLitter removal, landscaping, contracting private law enforcement patrols, installing and funding holiday decor 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 20+ signature events annually 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

Board of Directors

Executive Committee


Phillip Roberts
, Baird Wealth Management (Chair)

Brad Ellsworth
, Centerpoint Energy (Vice Chair)

John Lamb
, German American Bank (Treasurer)

Alyssia Oshodi
, Neighborhood Association President (Secretary)

Jeff Justice
, Hafer Design (Immediate Past Chair)                                  

Board Members

Scott Anderson
, Commercial Property Owner

Kelley Coures
, Department of Metropolitian Development Director                                                                                               

Stephanie Engelbrecht
, Condominum Owner 

Randy Hobson
, 2nd Language                                       

Anna Jordan
, Ten Adams                                                                          

Lucero Tennis Kieffer
, Jackson Kelley

Wayne Kinney
, Commercial Property Owner                 

Court Kull
, Fifth Third Bank                                                                                                 

Stacey McNeill
, Tropicana Casino                                                                                       

Tresa Miller
, Grateful Threads                                                                                             

Stephanie Morris
, Condominum Owner                                               

Johnathan Pope
, YMCA 

Jared Smith
, Doubletree by Hilton                                   

Stephanie Terry
, Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe)              

Kendra Vanzo
, Old National Bank                                                                                    

Heather Vaught
, River City Coffee & Goods                  


Learn about us

EID Areas of Focus

EID Quick Facts

EID Boundaries

2019 Annual Report


Most recent financial statement:  September October 2020 Financials

Most recent meeting minutes: November 13 Board Minutes