FRENCH LICK – Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim) announced Friday, Aug. 30, that Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer was elected to succeed Huntingburg’s Denny Spinner in 2020 as the association’s president.
Thallemer was elected by the membership this week at 2019 Aim Ideas Summit in French Lick.
“Mayor Thallemer is a smart and innovative municipal leader with a strong vision for our cities and towns. Under Mayor Thallemer’s leadership, Warsaw has renewed its focus on quality of life through a variety of efforts, from alley activations to development along the lakefront,” Aim CEO Matt Greller said.
“Our membership’s decision to elect Mayor Thallemer to lead Aim will have a lasting impact on our efforts to build a brighter future for Indiana through supporting our cities and towns and cultivating strong partnerships with state leaders and community-minded stakeholders,” Greller said.
Thallemer added, “Aim has been formative in my development as a municipal leader. It’s served as a sounding board in my work as mayor. As well, I’ve made countless connections with public officials who are dedicated to their communities and the valued role municipal government plays in the health of our state.”
Also elected were Sullivan Mayor Clint Lamb, who will serve as first vice president, and Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers, who will serve as the second vice president. All three officials take office Jan. 1, 2020.