Stellar_CommunitiesLt. Governor Eric Holcomb announced Thursday Rushville and Corydon as the 2016 Designees of the Stellar Communities Designation Program (SCDP).

Launched in 2011, the Stellar Communities Designation Program is a multi-agency partnership designed to recognize Indiana’s smaller communities that have identified comprehensive community and economic development projects and activities as well as next steps and key partnerships. In 2015, the designations were divided into two divisions based on population size. Division I are communities of a population of 6,000 or more and Division II are smaller cities and towns with populations of fewer than 6,000.

In April, Culver was selected as one of the three Division II finalists along with Union City and Corydon.

Culver’s SIP focuses on the accessibility of their town by creating the Lake Maxinkuckee Bike and Pedestrian Trail to improving the western gateway to be more functional and provide safer access. Other related projects include the State Road 10 Sidewalk Project promoting exercise and allowing safer access to commercial establishments as well as a project meant to maximize lake access and related opportunities at Lake Maxinkuckee.

Previous Stellar Communities:

  • 2011 – Greencastle and North Vernon
  • 2012 – Delphi and Princeton
  • 2013 – Bedford and Richmond
  • 2014 – Huntingburg and Wabash
  • 2015 – DI: Crawfordsville and DII: North Liberty