South, Southeast, and Southwest
Your Neighborhood Development Specialist, Nita McCormick.
Nita's passion and excitement for neighborhood work and engagement is evident in her tenure at INRC. Joining our team in 2004, Nita has worked with many neighborhoods, seeing them grow into the flourishing neighborhoods they are today. She has a passion for engagement and finding the assets in every community.
If you are a neighborhood on the South, Southeast, or Southwest side and would like to have Nita's assistance in engaging your neighbors and community, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org, (317) 920.0330 x 306.
Neighborhood Spotlight: South, Southeast, and Southwest
Here are a few spotlights of neighborhoods Nita is currently working with.
Twin Aire Neighborhood Coalition (TANC)
Located on the southeast side of the side, the Twin Aire Neighborhood Coalition is made up of five different neighborhoods. They are Christian Park, Norwood, We Can, South East Community Organization, and the Twin Aire Crime Watch. In 2016 they were awarded a Great Place 2020 designation and are currently working on plans with the five L.O.V.E. Committees around the newly named Pleasant Run Crossing (old Citizens Coke Plant) area. This is the potential new site of the Community Justice Campus in the area.
The Twin Aire Neighborhood Coalition meets the second Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at Woodside United Methodist Church (2540 Southeastern Avenue).
On Indianapolis' near south side, SoIndy neighborhoods include Bean Creek, Garfield Park, University Heights, Carson Heights, Meridian Raymond, South Village, Northwest Perry and Rosedale Hills. The eight neighborhoods are engaged in a quality-of-life planning process that engages stakeholders in defining a shared vision for their neighborhood’s future. Currently the work continues for the seven action committees as they work on implementing their action plans. Click here for more information including meetings dates and times for each of the committees.
Just south west of downtown, West Indianapolis neighborhood includes the Valley Neighborhood Association, Rhodius Park Crime Watch and West Indianapolis Neighborhood Congress. The Valley neighborhood includes the old GM Stamping Plant in their boundaries, and as this area is undergoing redevelopment, the community is working on the Valley Visioning Plan.
More information including meeting dates and times, can be found at on their website.
Decatur Township Drug Free Coalition
The Coalition exists to prevent and reduce substance use among youth in the community by providing proactive education and sustainable strategies through mobilization of community resources. After a very successful Neighborhood Enhancement Campaign in the Mars Hill area educating and bring resources to the area, the Coalition is looking for ways to be more effective, and connecting youth and the larger community to help with drug abuse. Visit the website to learn more.
Decatur Township Drug Free Coalition meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 1 pm at varies locations in Decatur County Schools.