Indiana leaders release the Bicentennial Visioning Report

INDIANAPOLIS – The plan for Indiana’s next 100 years was released Wednesday.

The Indiana Bicentennial Commission presented their “visioning” project for the state’s next 100 years to former Lt. Governor Becky Skillman.

The report documents recommendations from more than 150 statewide leaders and focuses on 11 broad subjects.

The subjects include:

  • Agriculture and rural affairs
  • Arts, leisure and culture
  • Business, industry and economy
  • Children
  • Civic engagement and philanthropy
  • Education and career development
  • Environment and conservation
  • Governance and infrastructure
  • Health and welfare
  • Public safety and homeland security
  • Religion

Former Congressman Lee Hamilton and Ivy Tech President Dr. Sue Ellspermann presented the report. Hamilton co-chairs the Bicentennial Commission and Ellspermann served as a Director of the Bicentennial Visioning Project and facilitated 13 visioning sessions.

December 2011, former Governor Mitch Daniels appointed a fifteen member commission to oversee the planning and execution of a statewide celebration for Indiana’s 200th birthday, according to the Indiana Bicentennial Commission website.