About Midtown Indy
Midtown Indy is…
… a community services organization committed to positively impacting the quality of life and economic vitality of the collective neighborhoods of Midtown Indianapolis. We bring people, neighborhood associations, businesses and cultural organizations together to encourage collaborative initiatives that result in a more economically attractive, healthy and sustainable Midtown region.
As a 501(c) (3) organization, our efforts are made possible through the generous philanthropic support of area businesses, institutions, charitable foundations and individual stakeholders.
Our initiatives may include:
- Projects to revitalize blighted commercial nodes
- Redevelopment of vacant or underused commercial or residential properties
- Community programming to impact quality of life issues
- Long-range plan creation for neighborhood development and economic sustainability
- Events that celebrate and showcase the programs and assets that make Midtown a unique and vital community
What Does Midtown Indy Do?
We make things happen. We do this by working alongside others who have the same vision and mission to impact the quality of life of those who live, visit and do business in Midtown.
We bring stakeholders together. With a special interest in revitalizing Midtown’s commercial nodes and most blighted areas, we connect constituencies with the purpose of improving the region’s economic vitality.
We are a champion for Midtown. By promoting the community development efforts of Midtown Indy and other organizations, we are changing the current perception and future reality of the region.
We support positive change in Midtown. Our goal is to revitalize the region through a collaborative, comprehensive and proactive approach to urban planning, land use and development.
Midtown Indy works to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality of the midtown region of Indianapolis. in collaboration with community stakeholders, our mission is to make the region more sustainable through a comprehensive approach to community development services.
Midtown Indy is an Activator.
Midtown Indy is a Connector.
Midtown Indy is an Advocate.
Midtown Indy is a Promoter.
After receiving his B.A. in Political Science from Indiana University Southeast, Michael spent nearly a decade in government affairs at the Indiana Statehouse before turning his attention to neighborhood revitalization. In 2007, while serving as Board President for the Maple Road Development Association, he helped establish Midtown Inc. and became its first full-time Executive Director in 2012. Michael also serves as a member of Indy’s CEO’s for Cities Cluster and the Plan 2020 ‘Connect Indy’ Committee. He lives in Indy’s Midtown with his wife Kristie and son Jaxon.
Program & Events Coordinator
Casey, a lawyer by training and a community builder by trade, joined the community service corporation world after a stint in private legal practice. His inspiration for the shift came largely from a duty-driven, community-focused mentality, a mindset that also led to his co-leading the November Project free public fitness movement here in Indy. He’s curious about our Midtown area’s history–both the inspirational and the lamentable–and is helping the community write its next and most exciting chapter. Having spent a portion of his childhood in the small southern Indiana town of Ferdinand, Casey sees city neighborhoods as analogous to small towns and believes communal support, accountability, and connectivity ultimately make these places, specifically this Midtown place, great.