Mobile Vaccination Clinic
Thanks to a partnership with the Reopen Evansville Task Force, METS and the Vanderburgh Health Department (VCHD), the COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Clinic will continue operation.
The pop-up clinic will drop in at new neighborhood locations starting in July. Special community events have also been added to the calendar.
About the Task Force
The impacts on our economy and neighbors were devastating as the state of Indiana and entire nation was COVID-19 pandemic. In response, Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke created the Reopen Evansville Task Force and appointed Deputy Mayor Steve Schaefer to lead a comprehensive community effort to address challenges impacting our city and developing a path forward.
Working under Governor Holcomb’s “Back on Track” plan for Indiana, the Task Force collaborated with community organizations and businesses to ensure a smooth transition.
The work of the Task Force will evolve as conditions improve and resources become available.
Regional business partners:
Identified negative impacts and challenges to local small/large businesses due to COVID-19.
Connected employers & employees with local, state & federal resources.
Provided workshops to assist businesses with transition to re-open.
Developed creative solutions to promote and support local businesses.
Members: Tara Barney, SW IN Chamber of Commerce; Greg Wathen, Economic Development Coalition of SW IN, Josh Armstrong, Downtown Evansville – EID, Abby Elpers & Andrea Lendy, Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville, Ellen Redding, Henderson Chamber of Commerce; Kim Howard, SW IN Small Business Development Center, Sara McCarty, WorkOne; Susan Vaughn, IN Economic Development Corporation; Pete Paradossi, Evansville Regional Business Committee; Kelley Coures, Dept of Metropolitan Development
Workplace Safety & Testing
Local healthcare officials:
Determined prevalence of the COVID-19 virus in the community through testing to provide employees and businesses with a greater sense of comfort to reopen; and
Provided additional guidance / best practices for workplace cleaning and preparation for returning employees.
Members: Dr. Steven Becker, Stone Family Center for Health Sciences and a team of doctors from Deaconess Health Systems & Ascension St. Vincent
Quality of Life
A healthy quality of life is vitally important to our community. From reopening our playgrounds to rescheduling major events, plans were developed to ensure public safety and bring normalcy back to our lives.
Members: Steve Schaefer, City of Evansville; Mayor Lloyd Winnecke; Jeff Hatfield, Vanderburgh County Commission President; Cliff Weaver, Emergency Management Agency; Dave Rector, Building Authority; Janet Coudret, Grants Manager; All City Department Heads; Lauren Jones, County Attorney Office; Julie Probus, Controller’s Office; Brian Gerth, Vanderburgh County Auditor; Kristin Comer, Vanderburgh County Commissioner’s Office
Providing support for efforts to ensure every resident has access to a nutritious meal.
Members: Lisa Vaughn, Feed Evansville; Alex Burton, City Council President; Andrea Hays, Welborn Foundation; Lacy Wilson, Healthy Communities Partnership; Glenn Roberts, Tri-State Food Bank; Robin Mallery, Urban Seeds; Nora Burgess, EVSC; Julie McCullough, USI; Kim McWilliams, EVSC; Rhonda Zuber, SWIRCA
Medical Advisory Group
Medical professionals from Deaconess Health Systems and Ascension St. Vincent advised the Task Force throughout the pandemic. Special thanks to Deaconess President Dr. James Porter and Ascension St. Vincent Southern Region President Dan Parod for their coordination.
City of Evansville
Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana
Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District
Department of Metropolitan Development
Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville
Evansville-Vanderburgh Convention & Visitors Bureau
Evansville-Vanderburgh Emergency Management Agency
Evansville Parks & Recreation Department
Evansville Regional Business Committee
Deaconess Health Systems
Ascension St. Vincent
VenuWorks / Ford Center & Victory Theater
Downtown Evansville - Economic Improvement District
Work One Southwest
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanical Garden
Indiana Small Business Development Center
ASM Global / Old National Events Plaza
Vanderburgh County Health Department
Vidal Plastics, LLC
Mental Health America of Vanderburgh County