Greencastle a Finalist for National League of Cities Award

Greencastle a Finalist for National League of Cities Award

August 20, 2010

Downtown Greencastle Square.jpgAugust 20, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — "The hard work of citizens and officials to make a 'greener' Greencastle have been noticed outside the city," reports the Banner-Graphic. "The National League of Cities (NLC) announced Monday that Greencastle is one of 45 finalists for its 2010 Awards for Municipal Excellence. The city was selected for its work to develop and implement the initiatives of the Greencastle Sustainability Commission."

Steve Setchell (pictured below right), major gifts officer at DePauw and 1996 graduate of the University, chairs the commission.  He tells the newspaper, "We've been facing some unprecedented challenges economically, and the people have really stepped up to respond in remarkable ways."

DSC_3161b.jpgJared Jernagan writes, "The selection as a finalist puts Greencastle in some rarified company. While there are 45 finalists, the city is one of 14 in the cities under 50,000 residents division. This is all the more impressive in that Greencastle, with a population just below 10,000, is potentially competing against cities five times its size. South Bend, in the 50,001 to 150,000 category, is the only other finalist from Indiana."

Winners will be announced in late November.

Read more at the newspaper's Web site.

Also available is this previous article on Steve Setchell's work in the community.