FRENCH LICK, INDIANA – Ken Prince, Executive Director of Planning and Community Development for Mishawaka, received the 2022 Ivan H. Brinegar Municipal Management Award from Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim). Prince received the award on November 3 during the Presidents’ Reception at the 2022 Aim Ideas Summit in French Lick.
Ken Prince, a Hoosier by choice, was born in Pennsylvania and received his landscape architecture degree from Penn State. He worked briefly for Mishawaka in 1999 before moving out of state. Prince returned to the city in 2004, where he has worked in various planning and community development capacities ever since.
“Ken is exactly the kind of planner and visionary every community admires. Prince’s fingerprints are on all of the city’s community and economic development projects spanning nearly two decades. His peers describe him as a kind problem-solver with an outstanding work ethic,” said Aim CEO Matt Greller.
The Ivan H. Brinegar Municipal Management Award is presented to an appointed municipal official with a minimum of 10 years of city or town service who displays strong leadership, contributions to the community, and serves as a role model to citizens and other municipal officials.
In its 46th year, the Aim Annual Awards program, presented by Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors LLC, recognizes communities and individuals in municipal government for excellence and outstanding achievement. A seven-member panel of qualified judges selected this year’s winners from a competitive field of nominees from around the state.