Mayor Winnecke Presents Distinguished Awards


Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke presented Deputy Mayor Steve Schaefer with distinguished awards on behalf of the City of Evansville and State of Indiana.

Mayor Winnecke cited, “For his unwavering commitment to build positive progress in the City of Evansville. Likewise, his 12 years of counsel and leadership has been a blessing for our city.”

Schaefer began working with the City of Evansville in 2012, serving as Chief of Staff to Mayor Winnecke. In 2016, Schaefer became the 1st Deputy Mayor in the history of the City of Evansville and most recently has also been serving as Interim Executive Director of the Evansville Parks & Recreation Department.

On behalf of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, who is currently visiting members of the Indiana National Guard stationed overseas, Mayor Winnecke presented Schaefer with a Sagamore of the Wabash award. The Sagamore of the Wabash award is highest honor that the Governor of Indiana bestows to an individual that has rendered a distinguished service to the state of Indiana.


  1. Adult version of a participation trophy. All we need now is a presidential pardon.

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