Westside Improvement Association Lighted Christmas Display

Our friend and past WIA President, Charlie Stocker, had a vision for a lighted Christmas display at the Helfrich Park Gateway Garden. Please join the Westside Improvement Association on Friday, November 26 @ 5:00pm at the corner of West Maryland Street and St. Joseph Avenue as we Light Up the Gateway Garden in memory of Charlie Stocker.

Gina Moore will bless us with a joyful sound of the season as we kickoff the Christmas spirit . . . let there be light!

Connie Howerton, Chairperson
Light up the Gateway Garden Committee

EVPL Day of the Dead Celebration

The EVPL is hosting a “Dia De Los Muertos” or “Day of the Dead” event at the West Library Branch on November 6th from 2:00pm – 6:00pm. There will be dancing, music, crafts, ofrenda displays, and food vendors. Come join the Dia De Los Muertos celebration.

an ofrenda display

November Events at C.K. Newsome Center

Flyer advertising events at the C.K. Newsome Center in November 2021

The C.K. Newsome Center is hosting several events in November, including excise classes, indoor games and sports, and line dancing. A good way to keep active and warm in the cool weather of November. Visit evansvillegov.org/parks to keep up to date on events or contact Holly at 812-435-6162.

Adopted! Evansville Complete Streets Ordinance G-2021-17

Flyer announcing the adoption of the Complete Streets Ordinance on 10/25/21

Evansville’s Complete Streets Ordinance G-2021-17 is ADOPTED!!

A great big thank you to all of our Trailblazer partners that assisted with this initiative. We are grateful for your voice and grassroots efforts to speak out for yourself, your family, your neighbors, and the community that we all love so much and want to improve!  Also, thank you to our Active Transportation Liaison, Mychelle Christian, who continued to fight the good fight, even when it seemed too difficult to continue; and to the ETC Board, who support us as we purpose to accomplish our mission, “we connect people and places, promote active lifestyles and advocate for the development of multi-use trails.”

Lastly, thank you to all the Evansville Common (City) Council members, Ben Trockman, Zac Heronemus, Ron Beane, Alex Burton, Kaitlyn Moore Morely, Jonathan Weaver, Jim Brinkmeyer, Missy Mosby, and Justin Elpers.  Your exemplary leadership in voting unanimously “YES” to this Complete Streets Ordinance creates a gold standard of considering all modes of transportation when planned infrastructure improvements are implemented in our community. What a difference this will make for all of us!

We are well on our way to becoming a multimodal/intermodal city, that is a bicycle and walk-friendly community, where people with disabilities, pedestrians, bicyclists, wheelchair users, and more have the opportunity to travel safely to places where we live, work, and play. 

I’m looking forward to our future connections! See you out on the trails,

Lorie A. Van Hook
Executive Director

The Evansville Trails Coalition can be contacted at:
Evansville Trails Coalition
P.O. Box 932
Evansville, IN 47706

Tire Recycling Day

The Solid Waste District is holding a Tire Recycling Day on Saturday October 30th from 9:00am – 12:00pm at the Civic Center Parking Lot

  • First 4 tires (car or light truck) per person are accepted with no charge.
  • After the first 4 tires, there will be a charge of $1.00 per tire.
  • Neighborhood Associations can turn in tires free of charge.
  • Semi truck tires are $10 each
  • Tractor tires are $25 each
  • We prefer the tires be removed from the rims.
  • Tires from businesses will not be accepted.
  • No commercial vehicles allowed.

Event is only for Vanderburgh County households.

For more information call the Solid Waste District
at 812-436-7800 or visit evansville.in.gov/recycle.

Say Boo to Drugs

The 525 Foundation in partnership with the D.E.A, will be hosting “Say Boo to Drugs” event at Bosse Field, 23 N Main St., on October 26 from 5pm to 8pm. The event is free and provides an opportunity for a safe trick or treat experience, as well as meeting members of law enforcement.

Kids can dress up and trick or treat for candy. The event is to kick off Red Ribbon Week and teach kids about the dangers of drugs in a fun and relaxing environment. The EPD horse mounted patrol will be there as well.

Say Boo to Drugs Event
Sponsored by 525 Foundation and DEA
October 26, 2021 5pm-8pm
Bosse Field 23 N Main St, Evansville IN
Fun for the whole family.
Safe Trick or Treating
Flyer for “Say Boo to Drugs”.

Complete Streets Rally

Complete Streets Rally Flyer, Voting taking place 10/25/2021

Evansville’s Complete Streets Ordinance G-2021-17

ETC has worked diligently to see a Complete Streets Ordinance adopted in Evansville, and we are happy to report to you that Ordinance G-2021-17 has been filed by Council Members Trockman, Heronemus, Burton, Moore, Beane, and Weaver!  

Introduction of Ordinance G-2021-17 takes place this evening, October 11, 2021, at 5:30 p.m., in room 301 of the Civic Center Complex,1 N.W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Our community has a history of not pursuing the adoption of a Complete Street Ordinance Policy, with the most recent attempts of introduction in 2016. As we move toward this exciting new opportunity for all of us, we ask that you please join us in supporting our City Council Members by attending the meeting on October 25. 

We also hope you will join us in voicing why it is important. On the 25th, you will have time to voice your support for Evansville to adopt a Complete Streets Ordinance, so we may become a multimodal/intermodal city, that is a bicycle and walk-friendly community, where pedestrians, bicyclists, wheelchair users, and more have the opportunity to travel safely to places like school, work, shopping centers, doctors offices, parks, and trails!

See you there!

Lorie A. Van Hook
Executive Director

EWSU Improved Website

The Evansville Water and Sewer Utility (EWSU) has updated their website at ewsu.com.

Updated Evansville Water and Sewer Utility Website

The updated site offers a modernized user experience (UX) making it easier for residents to efficiently find information and interact with the Utility. The mobile experience has been updated as well, over half the users on the site are mobile users.

Evansville Water and Sewer Utility customers will experience improvements right from the home page, including quick links to the most frequently searched topics, like:

Lane Young, Executive Director said, “Our customers expect a seamless online experience that’s in keeping with other services and utilities they interact with on a regular basis. When they go to our site, it’s often to get something done and quickly. This website was designed with those needs in mind.”

The new site allows customers to request select services completely online. The customers can even check the status of applications or request to speak to a customer representative.

The About Us section of the site offers information on water and sewer projects underway throughout the community, job openings and internship opportunities, as well as live streaming of Utility board meetings.

A new section Contractors & Developers was added to the website, making it easier for private developers to do business with the Utility through actions, such as requesting a water or sewer tap, apply for temporary fire hydrant or requesting a new water meter.

Information in post provided by a EWSU News Release dated 10/4/2021. View/Download/Print the full Press Release.

October 2021 UNOE Newsletter

Download the October 2021 Newsletter


  • Home Owner Associations vs Neighborhood Associations – Learn about the differences between the two types of associations.
  • COVID-19 Resources – Check out the updated COVID-19 Community Resources on the website, including a Self-Checker.
  • Fall Leaf Pickup – Includes pickup dates and regulations.
  • NOCO Park – Upcoming Cultura Fest Event.
  • Invasive Species – Vanderburgh SWCD offering tool rental to combat invasive species.
  • National Coffee with a Cop – Date, Time, and Location.
  • Veteran Recognition and Vender Resource Fair – Hosted by Carver and AmeriCorps Seniors.
  • Back The Vax With Facts
  • Composting – Learn about the guidelines and benefits of composting.
  • Heavy Trash Pickup – How to schedule and what is being accepted.
  • C.K. Newsome Community Center – Upcoming Events in October
  • CareSource – Providing transportation to food sources.
  • 4C of Southern Indiana, Inc
  • Sidewalk Capital Policy – Learn about the City sidewalk repair program.
  • Clean Up Events – Including Clean Evansville and Recycling Days.
  • HELP NEEDED! – Looking for a volunteer to help with digital organization and filing.
  • Resparking Neighborhoods – Learn about the alternate Sparkplug Event this year.