Introducing Evansville Fire Chief Mike Connelly


December 15, 2011

EVANSVILLE, IN – Evansville Mayor-elect Lloyd Winnecke announced his selection of Captain Mike Connelly as Evansville’s next Fire Chief.

Captain Connelly has 17 years of experience with the Evansville Fire Department, and is currently assigned to fire suppression with Rescue Company #1. He also serves as a Team Leader on the Hazardous Materials Response Team.

“We interviewed several applicants, but Mike stood out as a leader with a vision and the ability to take the fire department to the next level,” said Mayor-elect Lloyd Winnecke. “I believe that Mike has all of the tools needed to make the department even more responsive to the citizens of Evansville and also build the morale of firefighters.

Captain Connelly is a highly decorated firefighter with numerous awards for merit, technical skill and leadership. He is a graduate of the United States Navy Nuclear Power School and attended the University of Southern Indiana for Mechanical Engineering Technology.

“I am honored to have this opportunity to serve the people of Evansville,” said Mr. Connelly. “The Mayor-elect outlined a strong plan for improving public safety and we will work hard to carry it out and provide a safe community.”

Mayor-elect Winnecke will continue to assemble his new administrative team over the next few weeks. For additional information, visit


  1. Another fine choice by Mayor Winnecke. Hopefully this will help repair the damage done to the EFD by the departing Administration.

  2. why is there an increasing trend towards follicular-challenged public servants ? Barnett, Friend, Weaver, Connelly, Yul Brenner, Telly Savalas ?

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