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 60+ events and experiences 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

John Lamb
German American Bank, Vice Chair

Stephanie Terry
Children’s Museum of Evansville, Treasurer

Lucero Tennis Kieffer
Jackson Kelley, Secretary

Jeff Justice
Hafer Design, Immediate Past Chair                            

Board Members
Scott Anderson
Commercial Property Owner

Kelley Coures
Department of Metropolitan Development Director

Dwight Emmert
Condominium Owner

Stephanie Engelbrecht
Condominium Owner

Randy Hobson
2nd Language
Anna Jordan
Ten Adams
Stacey McNeill
Tropicana Casino   
Tresa Miller
Grateful Threads    
Johnathan Pope

Amanda Schmitt
CenterPoint Energy

Jared Smith
Doubletree by Hilton
Kendra Vanzo
Old National Bank       
Heather Vaught
River City Coffee & Goods                  

Learn about us

EID Areas of Focus

EID Quick Facts

EID Boundaries

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

Most recent financial statement:  November December 2021 Financials

Most recent meeting minutes:  November 12, 2021 Board Meeting Minutes