Greensburg, Decatur County, IN event and content publishing policy agreement:

A ‘Community Calendar Public Event’ is defined as any event published on the community calendar. Events in which the public is invited on private or public property may be submitted for approval to be added to the Community Calendar. No event, organizer, or organization is entitled to the use of the calendar. Certain documents or additional information may be requested before the event is approved to be added to the calendar.

Procedure for Denial of Event

The process by which events are reported and blocked is as follows:

  1. Organizations are first approved to be on the Community Calendar through the Community Calendar Panel, which consists of members of the municipality, Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Corporation, Main Street Greensburg, Decatur County Community Foundation, and Decatur County Parks Department.
  2. Community members can report questionable events through the ‘Report’ link on the Community Calendar. The Community Calendar Panel will send an email to the event creator with a copy of this policy indication that their submitted event has been denied.
  3. The event creator may informally discuss the event with the Panel as needed and, upon its discretion, the Panel may unblock an event if they so desire.

Formal Appeal Process

The event creator may submit a formal appeal to the Community Calendar Panel by sending a written appeal stating its rationale for how the event does not violate any of the criteria listed below. In such a case, the Community Calendar Panel with meet formally to discuss the appeal and provide a written response to the event creator.

Criteria for Denial of an Event

  1. No hate-group sponsored events will be permitted or added to the Community Calendar.
  2. The conduct of the event will interrupt the safe and orderly movement of traffic.
  3. The conduct of the event or number of events scheduled will require the diversion of a great number of public employees such as Police, Fire, EMS, Parks, Street, or Utilities departments, and that adequate staff to perform daily duties would not be available.
  4. The concentration of persons, equipment, vehicles, or animals at the event or assembly sites will substantially interfere with the protection of attendees and/or strain medical and emergency services in the area near the event.
  5. The conduct of the event may result in violence to persons or property, causing potential harm to the public and attendees.
  6. The event site or route will cause too great a disturbance to surrounding residents and businesses.
  7. The date or location of the event is in direct conflict with an existing event.
  8. Any proposed use of public property, right-of-way, or facilities will unreasonably interfere with normal use of the property, right-of-way, or facility.
  9. Past events held by the applicant that has caused concern if the event would follow city policy, public safety laws, and regulations.
  10. Requirements to use the space for the event have not been met or approved. Certain documents or additional information may be requested before the event is approved to be added to the calendar.
  11. Any event a majority of the Community Calendar Panel has found, as described above, does not benefit or support the community.

If you have further questions regarding the policy, please contact Amber Coyne at

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