“What should be done to make Muncie the best it can be in the coming years?”
In 2009-2010, this question was answered by more than two thousand Muncie residents through brainstorming sessions, idea workshops, open houses, and public presentations.
The development process of the Muncie Action Plan was an unprecedented coming together of the community. The public has been involved every step of the way – first to generate ideas, next to articulate ‘values,’ and finally to affirm goals and actions.
The initial version of the Muncie Action Plan (MAP) was published in July 2010 and launched five taskforces:
Task Force 1: Linking Learning, Health and Prosperity
Task Force 2: Fostering Collaboration
Task Force 3: Strengthening Pride and Image
Task Force 4: Creating Attractive and Desirable Places
Task Force 5: Managing Community Resources
After three years, the Muncie Action Plan was re-evaluated through public forums to identify areas where MAP had good momentum, areas where it should continue to focus or shift attention, and new areas not previously identified. While a few elements of the plan changed, the basic principles and aspirations from the original plan remain tenets of MAP 2.0.
Photos on this page courtesy of Chris Flook