EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — During her last meeting with the Evansville City Council, Councilwoman Connie Robinson was honored with a street named after her.
Robinson made history as the longest-serving Evansville City Council member, serving for 24 years. Mayor Winnecke presented Robinson with a street sign, thanking her for her service.
Canal Street from Governor Street to Walnut Street will now be known as “Connie Robinson Way.”
“It brings tears to my eyes. I’m humbled, it’s been a privilege to be able to serve the City of Evansville, especially the residents of the Fourth Ward for 24 years. I’m gonna be active in the community and concentrate more of my business and I’m also chairman of Progressive Evansville, which is a pact to make sure we get the right people elected,” said Robinson.
Democrat Alex Burton was elected to take Robinson’s seat for Ward 4.
The mayor also awarded four keys to the city to Michelle Mercer, Dan Adams, Stephen Melcher and Dan McGinn who are also leaving the council.
The new council will meet for the first time on January 13th.
(This story was originally published on December 16, 2019)