Congratulations to Stellar Communities Designees!

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch recently announced the Division I and Division II Stellar Community Designees as the City of Madison and the Town of Culver respectively. The Stellar Communities Designation Program exists to recognize smaller communities by providing investment plans for projects involving “community economic development, housing, transportation, and overall quality of life.” (

Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs (OCRA)  – Overview of Projects:

2017 Division I Designee – City of Madison
Madison’s SIP includes the Madison Connector, a bike and pedestrian trail connecting Madison destinations; adaptive re-use of historic buildings; creation of a mixed-use facility in a former cotton mill; improvement of a riverfront park; over hauling the community gateways and neighborhood revitalization.

2017 Division II Designee –  Town of Culver
Culver’s SIP focuses on creating workforce housing with the Sand Hill Farm Development, expanding the Lake Maxinkuckee bike and pedestrian trail, renovating the local landmark Beach Lodge, and improving the western gateway into Culver to create an appealing multi-modal corridor into the town.