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Muncie Action Plan 2020 Task Force 4 Update

By: Gretchen Cheesman, Chairman Task Force 4— Muncie, IN – The Muncie Action Plan spent 2020 preparing for the City of Muncie’s next strategic investment planning process in combination with an update to the Delaware County comprehensive plan. The last large-scale MAP planning took place in 2009 and although two updates have been completed since, it is time to re-visit the document with another large-scale engagement effort whereby residents help create a new vision for Muncie’s growth and investment. Representatives from the Delaware-Muncie Metropolitan Plan…

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Ball Brothers Foundation Calls for Teacher Nominations, Announces Judging Panel for 2021

By Ball Brothers Foundation— Muncie, IN—Ball Brothers Foundation will again honor Delaware County teachers in 2021 through the Foundation’s Excellence in Teaching Award. Nominations from school districts are due on Monday, February 1. This will be the ninth year that the award will recognize teachers who bring innovation, enthusiasm, and 21st century skills to their classrooms. The announcement of the call for nominations comes in the midst of what has been a challenging year for teachers who have done a…


2021 Boys and Girls Clubs of Muncie Board of Directors Members Announced

By Amy Logan— Muncie, IN—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie has 12 returning board members in 2018, and four new members, and a five-member executive committee. “We are excited about our new incoming Board Members, including full Board positions for two Parent Representatives on the Board. Including parent voices on our Board of Directors will help us do even more to better serve our kids, and respond to the needs of our community,” said Jason Newman, Boys & Girls…


‘Expungement Virtual Workshop’ to Take Place on January 19th

By George Foley— Muncie, IN—Forward Visions, Incorporated in partnership with the American Electric Power Foundation on behalf of Indiana Michigan Power and the Muncie NAACP Branch will host a Virtual Expungement Workshop on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The workshop will provide information to individuals with criminal records who may have been denied employment or other services because of their record. Participants will learn the expungement process, eligibility, and learn how to proceed. The workshop will be facilitated by Carman…


Mid-Eastern Indiana Association of REALTORS® Announces 2021 Officers and Directors

By Mid-Eastern IN Association of Realtors— Muncie, IN—MEIAR has been a proud representative of REALTORS® in Delaware, Henry, Blackford, and Randolph counties for over 100 years. “Our members work, live, and volunteer in their local communities. Thus, making our organization and members strong leaders, community focused volunteers, and housing market experts to serve the public.” We are delighted to announce the following Officers and Directors that will serve as the Mid-Eastern Indiana Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors for 2021:…


Grants Support K-12 School Technology Resilience

By Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, Ind. – Eight local K-12 public schools in Delaware County received a total of $182,000 in the third phase of the K-12 School Technology Resilience Initiative. The initiative supports longer-term and equitable solutions for technology resilience for students and schools. The initiative kicked off in June with the support of the Funders Forum Collaborative, a group of funders across Delaware County convened by The Community Foundation. “The need for equitable technology solutions was exacerbated by the…


New Nature Preserve Protects the White River and Indiana History

By Kelley V Phillips— Muncie, IN—Muncie-based Red-tail Land Conservancy, located at 125 E. Charles St., Suite 200, Muncie,  has announced the establishment of Hidden Canal Nature Preserve, a 50-acre forest in Anderson, IN. Located on the White River across from Mounds State Park, this preserve creates a protected corridor along the river for local and migrating wildlife. It also preserves remnants of a significant historic canal from being disturbed by growing urban surroundings. Now under the ownership of Red-tail Land…


Muncie Action Plan 2020 Task Force 3 Update

By: Susan Volbrecht, Chairman Task Force 3— Muncie, IN – the Muncie Action Plan spent 2020 preparing for the City of Muncie’s next strategic investment planning process in combination with an update to the Delaware County comprehensive plan. The last large-scale MAP planning took place in 2009 and although two updates have been completed since, it is time to re-visit the document with another large-scale engagement effort whereby residents help create a new vision for Muncie’s growth and investment. Representatives from the Delaware-Muncie Metropolitan Plan…


Shafer Leadership Academy Hosts Ethics Training for City of Muncie

By Kate Elliott— Muncie, IN—In early December, Muncie City Council members unanimously approved the first resolution Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour brought before them. Resolution 1-20 stipulates that all city government department appointees and supervisors participate in comprehensive ethics training, and all city employees engage in annual ethics training as a condition of their continued employment. Ridenour said the resolution reflected his campaign promise for a more ethical and transparent city government. To facilitate ethics training, Ridenour turned to Shafer Leadership…


Community Foundation Grants $3.6 Million To Enhance Quality of Life In Muncie and Delaware County in 2020

By Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, IN—The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that $3,633,622 was granted to enhance the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County in 2020. Most grants are awarded through permanently endowed funds that benefit our community today and always. Through the Quarterly Competitive grants program, nonprofit organizations were awarded $971,600 in highly competitive grants. Grants address the broad needs of Muncie and Delaware County in the areas of arts and culture, community betterment,…