2014 PoPCAP Awards

Congratulations to the 2014 Primacy of Place Community Awards Program winners!

Photo provided by applicant Riverside Park Amphitheater, Rushville (Pop. 6,204): Each summer since 2005, Rushville has offered a free concert series at its Riverside Park Amphitheater, featuring a diverse line-up of local, regional, nation and international performers.  The amphitheater has hosted more than 65,450 concert-goers.
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Big Four Bridge Project, Jeffersonville (Pop. 45,929): Jeffersonville has dedicated substantial efforts and resources to open the Big Four Bridge connecting the city to Louisville, KY across the Ohio River for walkers, joggers, and bicyclists.  In addition to downtown revitalization, Jeffersonville will unveil Big Four Station, a new $5 million park at the foot of the bridge, in October 2014. 
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Nickel Plate Arts Initiative, Hamilton/Tipton Counties (Approx. Pop. 150,000): Nickel Plate Arts Initiative supports, promotes and provides outstanding arts experiences in the six communities along the historic Nickel Plate Railroad. The group works to integrate visual and performing arts, support local professional artists, and connect communities, artists and residents.  
Photo provided by applicant Read to Succeed Program, Greater Lafayette/Tippecanoe County (Pop. 180,174): Lafayette’s Read to Succeed program motivated hundreds of community volunteers to spend one hour per week in local classrooms helping third grade children develop and enhance essential literacy skills.  

The PoPCAP community winners receive: 

  • An original award designed by Ball State’s Marilyn K Glick Center for Glass
  • Promotional video of 30 seconds in length highlighting the community’s dedication to primacy of place efforts.  
  • Prominent recognition on the BBC website and a graphic to display on the community’s website.   
  • Two complimentary tickets to the 2014 Primacy of Place conference on October 16th at the Sheraton Hotel, Indianapolis.