UNOE General Meeting – February 2018

Join us for our February General Meeting on
Thurs., Feb. 22 – 6:30pm
at the C.K. Newsome Center.
Our guest speaker will be Meg Connolly, with the League of Women Voters of Southwestern Indiana, as she focuses on efforts to curb gerrymandering and to promote redistricting reform in Indiana.

– Every 10 years, following the census, the constitution says states are to look at changes in population distribution and, if necessary, redraw legislative districts for US Representatives. States also look at district lines for state legislators. The next census is in 2020.

– Since we have been drawing lines for legislative districts, parties (or groups drawing the lines) have tried to do so to maximize their own influence on the legislature. This is known as gerrymandering.

– During the 2018 Indiana Legislative Session there will be discussion of Redistricting and a new Senate Bill: SB 136. Be an informed constituent.

Join us at the General Meeting in February!

Learn more at

Visit for ideas, updates, additional reading, links, and contact information.

Watch Gerrymandering: The Movie and encourage others to watch. It is available at the bottom of the page at or

February 2018 Newsletter Online!

Download the February 2018 UNOE Newsletter


February General Meeting
Guest Speaker: Meg Connolly, League of Women Voters of Southwestern Indiana
Program: One Person, One Vote — Redistricting Reform – more info on pg. 8

Election Results
New UNOE Officers & Board Members for 2018

Mardi Gras Grand Parade
Be a part of the UNOE float
Facebook event info

Community Event News
Meet Your Legislators
Energize Evansville and on Facebook
Clean Evansville
Mayor’s Traveling City Hall Program
Coffee with a Cop

Upcoming Training Opportunities
EPD Citizen’s Academy
CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)  – website  Facebook

& More!



Mayor’s Traveling City Hall Program

Wed., Jan. 24, 2018
5:30 – 7:00pm
CK Newsome Center
100 Walnut Street


A Closer Look at Bee Slough & a New Water Feature over the Ohio River
Evansville Water & Sewer Utility Executive Director Allen Mounts will discuss changes coming to Bee Slough and how it relates to a new water feature to be constructed overlooking the Ohio River.
Read more.

Mounts will also unveil a new documentary showcasing how new technology is transforming Evansville’s water utility.
What Is Bee Slough?
What’s Bee Slough and Why We Should Fix It (video)
Plan for Bee Slough Changes


January 2018 Newsletter Online!

Download the January 2018 UNOE Newsletter


January General Meeting
Guest Speaker: Mike Labitzke, Deputy Director Utilities, will present the Refresh Evansville strategy to replace aging water mains and supporting infrastructure
Election of UNOE Officers: Current slate of nominees & info for adding others

Evansville’s Food Desert – read more in the President’s message and map on pages 2 & 3

Mardi Gras Grand Parade – UNOE float information

Neighborhood Speaking Series with Nick Hermann, Vanderburgh County Prosector, and Dave Wedding, Vanderburgh County Sheriff

Meet Your Legislator 2018 dates


(Page 8: Dates to Remember) South Sector Meeting – Thurs., Jan. 11 (2nd Thursdays)

The newsletter is also available on our Facebook page.

UNOE General Meeting – January 2018

Join us for our
January General Meeting
Thu., Jan. 25, 2018
6:30 pm
C.K. Newsome Center
100 Walnut St.



Nominations are open until the time of voting during the General Meeting. If you have someone from your neighborhood to nominate as an Officer with the Board of Directors of UNOE, contact the office staff at or 812-428-4243.


Mike Labitzke, the Deputy Director Utilities, with the City’s Program Management Office. Mike will be sharing information about the 2018 Projects with the Water Replacement Program for the City-wide Distribution System.

Refresh Evansville is a long-term strategy to replace aging water mains and supporting infrastructure.

The Evansville Water and Sewer Utility maintains 1,000 miles of water lines within the system, of which 600 miles are cast-iron pipes with an average age of over 90 years. These are now at or past their life expectancy.

Refresh Evansville will take decades to complete, but these ongoing annual improvements will ensure that our children and future generations will continue to enjoy safe, clean drinking water.

Download their Customer Information Kit.

2017 Sparkplugs

This fall Neighborhood Associations honored those who  have gone above and beyond to support and assist their neighbors and their neighborhood in 2017.

Join us in a year-end look back at
our winners who have positively ignited others!




To all of you, thank you for all that you do to
preserve, enhance, and promote Evansville Neighborhoods!

November/December 2017 Newsletter Online!

To download the November/December newsletter, click here.

Find these features and more!

  • Sparkplug Banquet Recap
  • Sparkplug Winners
  • Upcoming Community Events
  • Holiday Reminders
  • 2018 Election Nomination Slate

Special Feature:

Celebration of Leadership nomination information & Individual Nomination Form can be found on pages 7 & 8 of the UNOE newsletter.
To download the forms for all 3 divisions (Individual, Business/Organization, Project), click here.
Nominate online here

22nd Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet

United Neighborhoods of Evansville (UNOE) will hold its 22nd Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet on Thursday, October 26 in the Walnut Rooms of the Tropicana Executive Conference Center. Doors open at 5:30pm. Dinner is served at 6:15pm, followed by the program.

The theme for this year is “Reinventing Neighborhoods” and will include an unveiling of UNOE’s new logo. The winner of the theme-based photo contest will be announced as well.

Representatives from over 45 different neighborhood associations, the City of Evansville, Evansville Police Department, and other various organizations will be attending the event to celebrate the accomplishments of the neighborhoods and honor Sparkplug winners.

A Sparkplug is an individual, group, business or organization that has gone above and beyond to support and assist their neighbors and their neighborhood. Each participating Neighborhood Association selects a resident to honor through a Sparkplug Award.

The keynote speaker for the evening will be Nancy Thompson, AICP, Urban Planning Consultant and former Executive Director of the St. Louis Association of Community Organizations. Nancy is a certified community planner. She currently maintains a consulting practice specializing in neighborhood plans, community development work, and nonprofit strategic planning. She is a co-contributor to the for Useful Community Development website, where the goal is to discuss common community and neighborhood issues with uncommon candor, a point of view, and a sense of humor.

Abraham Brown will share a brief presentation highlighting the Evansville’s “e is for everyone” brand campaign.

For more information, please call the UNOE office at (812) 428-4243 or email

September 2017 Newsletter Online!

To download the September newsletter, click here.

Find updates on these features and more!

News, Info & Tips Included

  • Neighborhood Celebration Day at the Franklin Street Bazaar
  • Lincolnshire 2017 Front Porch Festival
  • Safety in Places of Public Assembly
  • City Council Members Contact Information
  • Tox-Away Day & Electronics Recycling Day – 2017 Recycling Dates
  • Coffee with a Cop
  • Mayor’s Traveling City Hall
  • Spirit Fest 2017
  • Free Dentistry Day

Special Notes

  • Due to RNNC being the first week in October,
    there will NOT be an UNOE newsletter for the
  • There WILL be a flyer with a calendar
    of events for October and beginning of
    November since there are several events and
    deadlines for the Sparkplug Banquet.
  • The next newsletter will be our November/December edition that will go out November 15th.
    Thank you for your patience and understanding
    at this busy time!
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