Innovation in Government: Earned Income Strategies

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Mick Renneisen, Director of the City of Bloomington Parks & Recreation gave a presentation on earned income strategies for the 2012 Inter-City Visit to Bloomington, IN.

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Innovation in Government: Earned Income Strategies

  1. 1. WELCOMEMick Renneisen, AdministratorCity of BloomingtonParks & Recreation Department
  2. 2. Innovation Economic Benefits of Parks & Recreation Services and Facilities
  3. 3. Parks and Recreation Responsible for $50 million in City assets Manage 2,342 acres Annual Budget: approximately $8.5 million  Projected 2012 revenue: $3,621,485 54 FT and 250+ seasonal employees
  4. 4. Participation 1,040,000 participations in 2011  Countable resident experiences with parks and recreation services Another 1 million non-measurable experiences through informal use of parks and recreation facilities
  5. 5. Economic Impact “Parks, beaches, and other recreational facilities contribute $730 billion per year to the U.S. economy, support nearly 6.5 million jobs, and contribute to cleaner air and water and higher property values.”American Society of Civil Engineers 2012
  6. 6. Benefits of Parks & Recreation
  7. 7. Partnering - Economic Impact Partner with Bloomington Monroe County Convention and Visitors Bureau Share resources/expertise to attract and manage events
  8. 8. National Softball Tournaments Hosted 20 national ASA softball tournaments since 1993 Total of $20 million in economic impact
  9. 9. Twin Lakes Recreation Center (TLRC) 100,000 ft2 sports, fitness and recreation facility Purchased for $5.56 million in 2009
  10. 10. Twin Lakes Recreation Center (TLRC) 5 courts Indoor turf Track Fitness
  11. 11. Twin Lakes Recreation Center (TLRC) TLRC hosts sports tournaments = economic impact  Adidas May Classic: $1.7 million  Adidas Hardwood Challenge: $1 million  National Gymnastics: $440,000  AAU Wrestling: $28,000
  12. 12. Farmers’ Market 240,000 Market visitors in 2011
  13. 13. Farmers’ Market Prepared food vendors set up on Market Plaza B-Line Trail  An economic corridor
  14. 14. B-Line Trail “The most significant economic development project on the City’s agenda.” Mayor Mark Kruzan
  15. 15. B-Line Trail Community priority Funded by TIF and ARRA funds
  16. 16. Parks & Facilities Parks and Trails contribute to quality of life and property values.
  17. 17. Destination Parks
  18. 18. Destination Parks
  19. 19. Questions?Mick Renneisen, AdministratorCity of BloomingtonParks & Recreation Department

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