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Mayor Mike Moore offers statement on tragic loss of Wayne Estopinal

MESSAGE FROM MAYOR MIKE MOORE:

We are extremely saddened to learn of the untimely death of Wayne Estopinal. This is a terrible tragedy for our city and community.

Wayne was a lifelong Jeffersonville resident and successful business owner. His firm, TEG Architects, was an international architecture firm located on Spring Street.

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Wayne Estopinal of Jeffersonville’s The Estopinal Group was one of three passengers including a pilot presumed dead following a Friday morning plane crash just outside of Sellersburg. Estopinal was the founder of Louisville City FC soccer club, and a renowned local businessman and philanthropist. Estopinal was 63 and a Jeffersonville native.

Wayne was huge supporter of Jeffersonville, his hometown. While Wayne’s creativity was felt well beyond Jeffersonville, his desire and tenacity to make our city better is what we will remember him for the most.  Whether it was his restoration of City Hall at the historic Quartermaster Depot, the award-winning design of Big Four Station or his recent champion of a new downtown elementary school, Wayne’s impact will never be forgotten.    

We should never forget that Wayne cared deeply about giving back to his hometown.  He never lost sight of his roots.  He loved Jeffersonville, and because of that, we are better off.

Please keep the Estopinal family, his employees, and the other victims involved in this crash in your thoughts and prayers.

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