Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann will welcome the five 2015 Stellar Communities finalists on Monday, August 17 at 11:00 a.m. to showcase their local community’s in-depth Strategic Investment Plans (SIP). Additionally, the Lt. Governor will announce the two Stellar Communities Designees for 2015 as part of the Indiana State Fair’s Community Development Day celebrations. The five finalists received funds to prepare their SIP, followed by site visits conducted by the state selection team. The 2015 Stellar Communities finalists are Crawfordsville, Decatur, Dunkirk, Marion and North Liberty. Launched in 2011, the Stellar Communities Designation Program is a multi-agency partnership designed to recognize Indiana’s smaller communities that have identified comprehensive community and economic development projects and activities as well as next steps and key partnerships.