Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Greencastle is a contender for Frontier's America's Best Communities recognition

Below is a post authored by Mayor Sue Murray: 

Can you win the “lottery” twice? That’s what folks in Greencastle were wondering as we celebrated our selection as one of the 50 quarter-finalists in Frontier’s America’s Best Communities competition. 

Our earlier “win” came in 2011 when we were awarded the first Stellar Communities grant by the state of Indiana, which has transformed our downtown and forged lasting connections with our community partners. 

That opportunity and this competition offered by Frontier both challenge small communities to work to be their best. Through community engagement and planning we seek to identify our strengths, challenges and opportunities to spawn economic development and to enhance our quality of life.  Here in Greencastle we will be working to identify how we enable and encourage our citizens to maximize their opportunities and sense of wellbeing. 

Community members enjoy the weekly Farmers' Markets on the square in our downtown.
Regardless of the outcome, we relish the chance to bring the community together with the assets we have and to magnify them so that current and potential community members see Greencastle as a place for them and their families to thrive. 

Thank you Frontier for putting out the challenge and for giving us the resources to continue to dream and plan for our future.

Greencastle youth enjoy the opening of our city's splash park.