Evansville’s Most Influential People of 2019
It's that time of year again!
Every year, KISS106 likes to recognize the leaders of our community. There are plenty of heroes, influencers, and do-gooders everywhere, but Evansville has some real gems.
We were originally inspired to create this list by People magazine, who releases a, annual list of the most influential people in the world. This year, we beat them to the list.
These people don't necessarily have to be politicians or public figures. All they need to meet the criteria of an influential person is have a positive impact on our community.
Here is the KISS106 list for Evansville's most influential people of 2019:
Lloyd Winnecke: Mayor of Evansville
Ron Rhodes: Meteorologist
Amy Word-Smith: Entrepreneur, owner of Lamasco Bar & Grill and Amy's on Franklin, Founder of the Franklin Street Events Association
Patt Phernetton: Sgt. for the Evansville Police Department, founder of Mickey's Kingdom
Billy Bolin: Chief of Police, organizer of 911 Gives Hope, the 911 Gives Hope holiday toy drive, Guns & Hoses, and Cops Connecting with Kids
Jason Cullum: Sgt. for the Evansville Police Department, EPD Spokesperson
Missy Mosby: City councilwoman, businesswoman, animal activist
Dave Wedding: Vanderburgh County Sheriff
Phillip Smith: Beloved officer for the Evansville Police Department
Florentine Dawn: LGBTQ+ activist, influencer, volunteer
Don Mattingly: Former MLB player, former coach of LA Dodgers and New York Yankees, current manager of Miami Marlins
Courtney Johnson: Young & Established, Inc.
Billy the Flag Man: Inspirational patriot
West Side Nut Club: Community organization
Make A Wish: Community organization
Evansville Watch: Facebook and Twitter organization, monitors police radio