Culver is a finalist for the second year in a row, so they’re revamping their efforts as the due date approaches.
“I don’t think there’s another town in Indiana like Culver,” said Culver Town Manager, Jonathan Leist.
This ‘small town with surprising sophistication’ is hoping to add ‘stellar’ to that motto come November.
“It’s basically a program designed to reward communities that are dedicated towards best practices as far as growing your community, growing your population, growing your assessed value, and improving income. It’s not a grant program, but there are dollars attached to being a Stellar designee,” said Leist.
That’s because for the next four years, their town in essence would get a fast pass for grants, which usually add up to $6 to $12 million.
Last year, Culver was a finalist but didn’t win.