Neighborhood Association Organization Guide

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.

click to downloaddownload the handbook (pdf)

Urban Garden Committee

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

Click here to visit a map of local urban garden resources

8twelve Coalition

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.

8Twelve Coalition Builds Community Poster (pdf)

Read the report (pdf)


8twelve Steering CommitteeSteering Committee Oct 2015

  • 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:


IMG_3201 (1)    Community Meeting 1

Community Meeting 4   Staff Meeting NR


Western Woods Neighborhood

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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

MAP Westerwood Neighborhood Plan

On the Web

Facebook –

Neighborhood Map

Western-Woods-map (pdf)

Join the private social network for your neighborhood at Nextdoor.

Westminster Village Neighborhood

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Westminster Village is a not-for-profit community serving senior adults.  It was established on the outskirts of Muncie in 1974 on land donated by Dr. Robert Cooper, former member of the Science Department at Ball State University.  The original vision was put forth by Dr. O.B. Christy who began to research the community needs of senior citizens, and Muncie veterinarian, Dr. Norman Miller who met with local community leaders and bank executives. They created a committee and developed a feasibility study for what would later become Westminster Village with the support of the Presbyterian Housing Program of Indianapolis (PHP).

It became self-sufficient and independent in 1980 due to changes within their funding organization and has since established itself as what its website describes as, “[…]an independent, full-service retirement community, governed by a local Board and staffed by local people, who are dedicated to meeting the needs of the residents who live here.”  Visit their website to read more about their history.

Neighborhood Association:

This is a special, demographic based neighborhood, and as such, does not have a traditional neighborhood association, but you can find out more about their leadership, boards, and management teams here.

On the Web:

Westminster Village website


Do you have information about this area that you’d like to share?  Contact Building Better Neighborhoods.  We’d love to hear about it!

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