Lucas: Madison named a Stellar Community

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, October 23, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 23, 2017) — Madison has secured the title of a Stellar Community from the 2017 Stellar Communities Designation Program, according to State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour).

Lucas said Madison was chosen from six finalists for its investment plan that includes the Madison Connector, which is a bike and pedestrian trail connecting Madison destinations; adaptive re-use of historic buildings; creation of a mixed-use facility of a former cotton mill; improvement of a riverfront park; and neighborhood revitalization.

“With the city’s planned revitalization, Madison is worthy of the Stellar Community title,” Lucas said. “This designation highlights all that Madison offers for both visitors and those who make the thriving community their home.”

Launched in 2011, the program is a multi-agency partnership designed to recognize Indiana's smaller communities that have identified comprehensive community and economic development projects and activities.

Each year, one Hoosier community with a population over 6,000 and another community with a population under 6,000 are named Stellar Communities. Madison secured this year’s title for the community with over 6,000 residents, and Culver in Marshall County received the other recognition.

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch will host a Stellarbration at the Indiana Statehouse on Wednesday, Oct. 25, to celebrate the 2017 designees.

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State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) represents House District 69, which includes

portions of Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings and Jefferson counties. 

A high-resolution photo of Lucas can be downloaded by clicking here.