Stellar Partners

Originated by OCRA, IHCDA and INDOT, state agency partners now include:

Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs 
The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs' mission is to work with local, state, and national partners to provide resources and technical assistance to assist communities in shaping and achieving their vision for community and economic development. 

OCRA Contact: 
Matt Crouch
Deputy Director
mcrouch@ocra.in.gov

Indiana Housing and Community Development Authorityihcda
To provide housing opportunities, promote self-sufficiency, and strengthen communities by creating and preserving housing for Indiana most vulnerable population, enhance self-sufficiency initiatives in existing programs, promote a value driven culture of continuous improvement, and promote place-based initiatives that will allow Hoosiers opportunities to improve their quality of life. 

IHCDA Contact: 
Carmen Lethig
Placemaking Manager
clethig@ihcda.in.gov

Indiana Department of Transportationtransportation
INDOT will plan, build, maintain, and operate a superior transportation system enhancing safety, mobility, and economic growth.

INDOT Contact: 
Stephani Vermillion
LPA Funding and Contracts Manager
svermillion@indot.in.gov

iotd

Indiana Office of Tourism Development
IOTD is dedicated to enhancing the economic vitality of Indiana, its destinations and tourism-related assets through leadership, resource support, strategic planning, and marketing expertise.

IOTD Contact: 
Mark Newman
Director 
mnewman@visitindiana.com
 
Department of Natural Resourcesdnr
To protect, enhance, preserve, and wisely use natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the benefit of Indiana's citizens through professional leadership, management, and education.

DNR Contact: 
Chris Smith
Deputy Director
csmith@dnr.in.gov
 

Indiana Finance Authorityfinance authority
Our mission is to oversee State-related debt issuance and provide efficient and effective financing solutions to facilitate state, local government, and business investment in Indiana.

IFA Contact: 
Andy Seiwert 
General Counsel
aseiwert@ifa.in.gov
 
Indiana State Department of Healthhealth
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) promotes and provides essential public health services to create a healthier and safer Indiana. The Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity (DNPA) addresses the problems of poor nutrition, sedentary behaviors and obesity, and other chronic diseases in Indiana.

ISDH Contact: 
Pete Fritz, AICP, PLA 
Healthy Communities Planner, Nutrition and Physical Activity 
pefritz@isdh.in.gov

Serve Indianaserve indiana
Advance service and volunteerism by informing, connecting, and promoting opportunities and resources that enrich the lives of Hoosiers.

ServeIN Contact: 
Marc McAleavey 
Executive Director
mmcaleavey@serveindiana.gov
 
Indiana Arts Commissioniac
The Arts Commission advocates arts development opportunities across the state, and stewards effective use of public and private resources for the arts. It stimulates public interest in, and participation with, Indiana's diverse arts resources and cultural heritage. The Arts Commission works to enhance public awareness of the arts, life-long learning opportunities, and arts education programs. Governed by a 15-member board of gubernatorial appointees, the IAC serves all citizens and regions of the state.

IAC Contact: 
Miah Michaelsen
Deputy Director
mmichaelsen@iac.in.gov
 

Indiana Bond Bankbond bank
The primary mission of the Indiana Bond Bank is to assist local government in obtaining low-cost financing for their operations. To achieve our mission, the Bond Bank has developed several programs tailored to specific financing needs. 

IBB Contact: 
Matt Zimmerman  
Program & Marketing Director
mzimmerman@inbondbank.com