About

The LCDC’s goal is to enhance the quality in life in Linton, Indiana through community events and fostering relationships between local charitable groups.

Mission

The Linton Community Development Corporation was organized exclusively for charitable and education purposes. More specifically, the purpose of this corporation is to promote arts, music, & culture in Linton, Indiana, as well as the surrounding geographic areas, especially for local youth; promote art, music, & cultural education and enrichment, especially for local youth; and all other legally-permissible activities of a 501(c)3 charitable, non-profit organization.

Organizational Structure

The direction of the LCDC is overseen by a three-person board of directors and a volunteer committee.

Board Members

President – Jared Albright
Vice President – Byron Goodman
Secretary/Treasurer – Chris Wathen

Committee Members

Ryan Irish
Jayson Smith
Tony Tadey
Derrick Tennant
Niki Tennant
Matt Mason
Elizabeth Mason
Nolan Spinney
Josh Leichty

Background

The Linton Community Development Corporation was founded in 2010 and incorporated in 2011 by Mayor Tom Jones, Chris Wathen, and Jared Albright. The purpose of the non-profit organization is to promote arts, music, & culture in Linton, Indiana, as well as the surrounding geographic areas, especially for local youth; promote art, music, & cultural education and enrichment. The LCDC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.LCDC projects include: the Linton Music Festival, The Lintonian, and live-streaming of Linton Miner Football at LintonMiners.com

Linton Music Fest

In 2011, the LCDC became the producer of the Linton Music Festival, which occurs each Labor Day weekend in Humphreys Park in Linton, Indiana. The event has grown over the last six years to an estimated weekend attendance of 10,000. (This estimate is supported with traffic counts conducted in 2009 by Southern Indiana Development Corporation-provided traffic counter boxes placed around City Park vehicle accesses.) The weekend provides a weekend filled with music and performances from over thirty artists & groups on three stages (two main, one back stage). Each year, LMF has partnered with the Linton Public Library to offer a youth art exhibit with prizes available to those with the highest public votes in various categories. The festival has also offered additional youth activities over the weekend, ranging from music-related competitions and games to an animal educational program known as Silly Safaris to inflatable rides and interactive games.

Making a better Linton for today and tomorrow!