LEADERSHIP

HEATHER WILLIAMS

HEATHER WILLIAMS

  • Task Force Chair

Heather Williams moved to Muncie to attend Ball State University, where she earned a B.A. in History and Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Urban and Regional Planning. Heather worked as a Planner within the City of Muncie's office of Community Development with both the Unsafe Building Hearing Authority and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3. In utilizing NSP3 funding to revitalize a section of West Main Street within the Old West End neighborhood, she gained a greater understanding and passion for neighborhood based revitalization efforts.

Heather also worked as a code enforcement officer within the City of Muncie's Building Commissioner's office before joining Ball State's Office of Community Engagement as the program manager of Building Better Neighborhoods. She is actively involved in local housing issues as President of the Board of Directors for ecoREHAB of Muncie, Inc. and member of Pathstone Housing Corporation's Advisory Board. Heather also serves as secretary for the Roy C. Buley Center's Board of Directors and is an active member of her neighborhood association.

MEGAN ORBIN

MEGAN ORBIN

  • MAP Neighborhood Coordinator

Megan “Mo” Orbin is the Neighborhood Coordinator for Muncie Action Plan and Executive Assistant to the President at Woof Boom Radio.

She has lived in Indiana her whole life, making Muncie her home after attending and graduating from Ball State University. Mo is also a member of Altrusa International of Muncie and enjoys the volunteer opportunities that provides. She is the Co-Chair of ASTRA, a volunteer organization for young people, sponsored by her Altrusa Club that partners with Ball State University. While she has no pets or children, Mo is considered THE most fun aunt to two nieces, a nephew, and a soon to be second nephew. She is excited to learn what makes each and every neighborhood in Muncie unique.

ISABELLE SOWERS

ISABELLE SOWERS

  • Task Force 2 Volunteer Coordinator

Want to get the word out about a neighborhood block party? Need to drum up interest in a new Neighborhood Association, crime watch, or playground? Isabelle works with the Task Force 2 Leader and Neighborhood Association Presidents and can assist in organizing volunteers and spreading the word to residents.

"It’s important to volunteer in your community. When I see good things come about in the community, it makes me proud and feel determined to do more; just like working in your garden and seeing it bear fruit due to hard work. It’s important to support your commUNITY by volunteering." -Isabelle Sowers

Interested in volunteering or learning more? Call 282-2294 or fill out the form below:

AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

MuncieNeighborhoods.org, provided by the Muncie Action Plan and Ball State University, offers a wide array of resources for Muncie neighborhoods, including the latest news on neighborhood projects, events, and resources.
The annual Intentional Development and Education for Association Members (IDEA) Conference brings together community members to receive leadership training, share best practices about neighborhood development, and celebrate successes. Provided in partnership by Building Better Neighborhoods, the Shafer Leadership Academy, the City of Muncie, the Vectren Foundation, and Muncie Action Plan.

ACTION ITEMS