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The reporting process gives our office an opportunity to utilize the information collected to conduct a yearly assessment of each local organization and to determine eligibility to be re-certified through the IMS program. Part of the assessment is the attached report. Completing Part 1 and Part 2 will fulfill the reporting requirement for 2015. Attending a community exchange, Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) regional conference, or other certified training by IMS fulfills the other portion of the assessment process.
In addition to the re-certification process, the information and feedback collected from this report provides OCRA with the information needed to develop the most effective strategy for our team to provide your organization with the best technical assistance and programming.
If you have questions about completing the report or need other assistance, please contact your OCRA Community Liaison. If you are unsure who your Community Liaison is, you can find a map on our website: Community Liaison Map
2015 Assessment/Annual Report, Part 1 of Report PDF version
2015 Assessment/Annual Report Part 1 of Report Word version
The Office of Community and Rural Affairs honored outstanding local achievement in revitalization and downtown development by Indiana Main Street communities at a special awards ceremony held at the Statehouse on December 7th, 2015.
Businesses, communities, organizations and individuals were nominated for their accomplishments in community Main Street Programs. All participating Indiana Main Street communities were eligible to nominate and receive awards.
The award winners for 2015 are:
Main Street Business of the Year: The Electric Brew in downtown Goshen
Excellence in Economic Development: The Upstairs Housing Grant Program, Richmond
Downtown Special Event: Noblesville Main Street’s White River Celebration and Duck Race
Design of Downtown Public Improvements: The City of Decatur's Founders Park
Main Street Volunteers of the Year:
* Larry Isch with Decatur Main Street
* Jennifer Hollingshead with Restore Old Town Greenwood, Inc.
* Ann Finchum with Auburn Development Advisory Committee, Inc.
Staff Member of the Year: Jay Ellis, the Executive Director of Jeffersonville Main Street
Community Impact Award: New Palestine’s Blue Star Banner Program