Mayor Lloyd Winnecke
Lloyd Winnecke was inaugurated on January 1, 2012 as the 34th Mayor of the City of Evansville, Indiana. A native of Evansville with a successful business background in banking communications and news information, Mayor Winnecke held numerous public and private sector management positions before he assumed the role as the city’s top executive official.
Prior to becoming Mayor, Lloyd’s position as Senior Vice President and Marketing Director for Fifth Third Bank taught him the business skills he brought to city government. Before joining the bank, Lloyd spent nearly two decades in the television news industry working in several markets, including Louisville and Indianapolis. He was News Director at WEHT-TV News 25 in Henderson, Ky., before switching from news to banking.
In the public sector, he was elected to the Vanderburgh County Commission in 2008 and served as President of the County Commissioners. Prior to that, he served nine years on the Vanderburgh County Council, including three years as County Council President and one year as Council Finance Chairman. As a county official, Lloyd proposed balanced budgets for 11 straight years and held per capita spending to 43% below the state average. He has never lost an election.
Mayor Winnecke and his wife, Carol McClintock, are members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and are active members of the community. In 2014, the Downtown Evansville Rotary Club designated Lloyd and Carol as a Paul Harris Fellows in recognition of their shared purpose with the Rotary to build world understanding and peace. In 2013, Mayor Winnecke was named an honorary member of the West Side Nut Club for his enthusiastic support of the community and the City’s West Side.
In 2012, Lloyd and Carol were honored with the Keep Evansville Beautiful Volunteer of the Year Award for launching the monthly litter pick-up initiative Clean Evansville and inspiring others to help keep Evansville beautiful. Last year, the Indiana Association of City and Towns recognized the City of Evansville with the 2013 IACT Community Achievement Award and the 2013 IACT Green Community of the Year Award for promoting civic pride, work ethic, and the spirit of volunteerism through various city activities, in particular Clean Evansville.
The Mayor has served on the Boards of Evansville Civic Theatre, Gilda’s Club of Evansville, the American Red Cross, the Evansville African American Museum and the University of Evansville Purple Aces Club. He also serves on the executive committee of the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana and the ITAC (city-county information technology committee). He is a past board member and current volunteer for the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, and a past cabinet member for the local United Way campaign. Other organizational involvements include the Evansville Parks Foundation, Wesselman Nature Center, the University of Evansville Theatre Society, Reitz Home Museum, University of Southern Indiana Arts and Humanities, and Junior Achievement.
Mayor Winnecke is a graduate of Central High School with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from the University of Evansville. He is the father of one daughter, Danielle, who resides in Tucson, Arizona with her husband Steve and their sons, Holden and Oliver.