Muncie Action Plan to Present Updated Strategic Plan at Annual Report to the Community

Aerial photo of Muncie by: Michael WolfeAerial photo of Muncie by: Michael Wolfe

By: Alex Romoser, Muncie Action Plan Administrative Coordinator—

Muncie, Indiana—Muncie Action Plan (MAP) invites you to MAP’s annual Report to the Community at the Minnetrista Cultural Center on January 9 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. MAP’s Board will present the updated Muncie Action Plan (MAP3), a strategic plan first created from input by Muncie community members over 10 years ago.

“I believe that most people in Muncie care as much as I do seeing it thrive and provide a rewarding quality of life for everyone. MAP lets everyone have a voice in planning for that future and helps everyone find a way to contribute. We’re all in this together, and together we can make it happen,” said MAP Co-Chair Donna Browne. The data for MAP3 was gathered over six months earlier this year, during community input sessions, two Open Houses, the IDEA conference, and five additional meetings.

Lisa Dunaway, an Assistant Lecturer of Urban Planning at Ball State University, lead a group of students from the Urban Planning Department to spearhead the MAP3 data collection.

Dunaway and her students synthesized the input into this final MAP3 report.

MAP Coard Co-Chairs Donna Browne and John Craddock also will present updates on MAP initiatives from 2018. MAP has five initiatives:

Task Force 1Linking Learning, Health, and Prosperity, led by Tom Kinghorn

Task Force 2: Fostering Collaboration, led by Heather Williams

Task Force 3: Strengthening Pride & Image, led by Roni Johnson

Task Force 4:Creating Attractive Desirable Places, led by Betty Brewer

Task Force 5: Managing Community Resources, led by Marta Moody

During this year’s Report to the Community program, each Task Force leader will share the findings from the MAP3 research and present goals for 2019 that will advance these community aspirations.

“I love Muncie because of the community of people who are working together to reinvigorate, re-energize, and reimagine our home. I believe in MAP’s grassroots vision to involve diverse community members in forging a strategic, and inclusive, plan for the future,” reflects MAP Board Member Mitch Isaacs of Shafer Leadership Academy.

Make sure to put January 9th at 5:30 pm on your calendar! Plan to attend and support the MAP initiatives in our community. This event will be live-streamed from the @MuncieActionPlan Facebook Page.

 

MAP is a non-profit strategic plan that gives every community member the chance to share individual visions for Muncie’s future. Connect with us at MuncieActionPlan.net or @MuncieActionPlan on Facebook.