THE ORIGINAL MUNCIE

We are the originals. The ones who work toward a better tomorrow, today. We challenge the status quo to make today "the good ol’ days." We live here, love here, play here, and learn here. So join us. Be part of the movement. The Original Muncie. 


about muncie downtown development partnership

Muncie Downtown Development Partnership's roots go as far back as 1983. Since then, our mission has been to create a downtown environment that results in sustainable economic and cultural growth. We do this, in part, by uniting our community through the common love of living, working, and playing DWNTWN.

Much of what we do could not be accomplished without the collaboration of our many partners. Our downtown strategic initiatives include many of the directions of the 2013 ACP Plan and Muncie Action Plan. MDDP is an accredited Main Street organization with both the Indiana Main Street Program and Main Street America.


MEET OUR STAFF

 

VICKI VEACH
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Vicki came to Muncie from Kokomo, Indiana in 1972, when she began attending school at Ball State. She has remained a Muncie resident since. Non-profit work has always been a top priority for Vicki. That is how she became interested in DWNTWN. She loves working as Executive Director of the MDDP and is extremely proud of DWNTWN and the leaps and bounds it has taken in the past few years. She works tirelessly to promote DWNTWN's forward moving initiatives and to expand economic development by bringing businesses to the area. 

WHAT MAKES YOU SO PASSIONATE ABOUT DWNTWN?
Its potential to be the greatest place, EVER!

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT WHILE WORKING AT MDDP?
Being a part of the DWNTWN marketing campaign! It's inspiring to see all of the changes and new businesses it has brought to DWNTWN.

HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR DAYS OFF?
What’s a day off?  Kidding…I have many diversified interests such as boating, shopping in DWNTWN shops and cooking. 

 
 
 

CHERYL CROWDER
EVENT DIRECTOR

Cheryl Crowder is an Anderson, Indiana native who studied at Ball State. Since then, she has lived in Muncie—for 31 years! She has always been passionate about non-profit work and the DWNTWN area. When she first applied to work at Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, she wanted to be the office manager. She wasn't hired for office manager, but rather was offered the position of Event Director developed specifically for her! In her free time, Cheryl enjoys traveling, listening and dancing to live music, reading and supporting the craft beer culture of DWNTWN.

WHAT MAKES YOU SO PASSIONATE ABOUT DWNTWN?
I have had the pleasure of being a DWNTWN resident for most of my adult life. I feel like we have kind of raised each other. I raised my children on its streets. The sidewalks and parking lots are our backyard. I was able to create warm homes in spaces that had been forgotten and abandoned. We have loved each other through the best and the worst of times and have matured into resilient old ladies together. 

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT WHILE WORKING AT MDDP?
I think the very first End of Summer Jam. It was amazing to have classic rock bands DWNTWN and hordes of people in the streets enjoying the community they live in and LOVING DWNTWN! There are so many of those moments that have made me proud to have been part of making a difference!

 

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Dale Basham
Board President
Retired MCS Administrator
749-4349 / dbasham@comcast.net 

Nick Tokar
Board Vice President
DeFur Voran
765-288-3651 / ntokar@defur.com

Will Isaacs
Board Treasurer
Wealth Strategies, Inc.
765-289-3366 / will.isaacs@comcast.net 

Delaina Boyd
Director Business Engagement - Government Relations & Community Engagement
Ball State University
765-282-2770 / dboyd@bsu.edu 

Robert Keisling
AEP/Indiana Michigan Power
rjkeisling@aep.com 

Liz Ludwick
Muncie Power Products
765-284-7721 / lludwick@munciepower.com

Mike King
Past Board President
Delaware County Clerk
765-747-1541 / making@co.delaware.in.us

Carl Schafer 
Gordy Fine Art and Framing
765-284-8422 / carl@gordyframing.com 

Marta Moody
Past Board President - Current Secretary
Metropolitan Planning Commission
765-747-7740 / mmoody@cityofmuncie.com

Damon Elmore
Muncie Power Products

Adam Unger
Accutech Systems

ADVISORS / PAST PRESIDENTS 

Jim Borgmann
DeFur Voran  

JoAnn McKinney
Horizon Convention Center