The Association is happy to report another successful Family Fun Day at Cooley Park. This year, they honored past resident Mark Kinman. He helped plan the original event in 2022. Children enjoyed the Splash Pad and basketball court, tug of war (Bridge Community Church), and a giant slip n’ slide (Muncie Police Department).
The expansion of Halteman Park into a Multi-generational Recreational Space project has reached Phase Two. The work will continue to serve as a model for other placemaking endeavors around the city. Click here to learn more about Phase One and how to get involved with Phase Two.
J.P. Hall, BSU Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation and Associate Chair, recently received the 2023 David Sursa Leadership Award for the impact on Halteman Village and the Muncie community as a whole.
This workbook has been prepared for Muncie’s neighborhood organizers under the direction of: Muncie Action Plan’s (MAP) Task Force 2 Initiative and the Building Better Neighborhoods (BBN) program in Ball State University’s Office of Community Engagement.
The following information is based on publicly available information, and the activities of current Muncie neighborhood associations.
In this workbook, you will find a guide to forming and maintaining a neighborhood association, sections addressing issues and challenges faced by neighborhood organizers, and a collection of ideas and resources.
Urban Garden Committee Meetings:
- Future meetings TBA
Local Farmer’s Markets:
|Flavor Fresh Mobile Market Tree Hill Farms
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
(Locations, start times, & options vary)
|Landess Farm Market Daleville
Sunday-Friday | 10am-6pm
|Minnetrista Farmers Market
Saturdays | 8am-212pm
(WIC/SFMN_ & IU Health Bucks)
|Muncie Makers Market
Saturdays | 4pm-7pm
|Northern Tropics Greenhouse
Monday-Saturday | 12pm-6pm
|Open Door Farmers Market
Tuesday-Thursdays | 11am-2pm
(Open July 18th | WIC/SFMNP)
|Yorktown Farmers Market
Wednesdays | 4:30pm-7pm
(SNAP & WIC/SFMNP)
Click here to visit a map of local urban garden resources
Vision: Revitalized, inclusive neighborhoods where people choose to live.
Mission: Through planning and action, the 8twelve Coalition advances the goals and aspirations of residents.
The 8twelve Coalition is comprised of residents, non-profits and businesses working to revitalize the 8twelve target area bordered by 8th Street, Memorial Street, Perkins Avenue, and Madison Street.
The 8twelve revitalization plan was developed as a result of several community meetings spearheaded by Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity and the Vectren Foundation. The plan focuses on improving housing, beautifying the neighborhood, and supporting local businesses.
Read the report (pdf)
8twelve Steering Committee
- Josh Arthur, Avondale UMC, Resident
- Lindsey Arthur, Muncie Habitat for Humanity, Urban Light CDC, Resident
- Jena Ashby, Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity
- Frank Baldwin, Muncie Mission
- Sarah Renee Beaver, Resident
- Emilie Carpenter, Urban Light CDC, Resident
- Andrew Draper, Urban Light Community Church, Urban Light CDC, Resident
- Leslie Draper, Inspire Academy, Resident
- Angelia Gordon, Urban Light CDC, Resident
- Dori Granados, Urban Light CDC, Resident
- Craig Graybeal, ecoREHAB
- Mark and LeiAnne Lloyd, Residents
- Lezlie McCrory, Resident, South Central Neighborhood Association President
- Ray Montagno, Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity
- Tom Moore, Vectren Foundation
- Annette Phillips, PathStone
- Chris Reid, Indiana Academy, Resident
- Wes and Sherry Russell, Residents
- Heather Williams, Building Better Neighborhoods, Ball State University Office of Community Engagement
8twelve In the News
Muncie Habitat for Humanity and Partner Organizations Receive Lowe’s Grant
Lowe’s Volunteers Spruce Up the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie
Habitat unveils new neighborhood focus
How Habitat plans to change a neighborhood
Lowe’s Contributes $70,000 Grant to Muncie Habitat for Humanity
Muncie’s Habitat for Humanity Receives Grant from Vectren Foundation
CAP Students Design, Help Dig in to Enhance Community Garden
To learn more about the work of coalition please watch this short video produced by the Vectren Foundation:
Neighborhood Association Meetings
The Western Woods Neighborhood Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm at Westview Elementary School, 3401 W. Gilbert. All are welcome.
Neighborhood Action Plan
On the Web