Funded by a
three-year, $200,000 grant from the Ball Brothers Foundation, the Building Better Neighborhoods Initiative provides
coordinated expertise and resources from Ball State University to support
neighborhood development efforts through the Muncie Action Plan and Delaware County’s VISION 2016 economic development plan.
Building Better Neighborhoods is led by Heather Williams,
a Ball State alum with bachelor's degrees in history and Spanish, a master’s
degree in business administration with a specialization in entrepreneurship,
and a master’s degree in urban planning with focus on community development,
economic development, and international planning. She has served the city of
Muncie as a zoning officer and structural inspector for the Building
Commissioner’s Office, planner and NSP3 coordinator for the Community
Development Department, and assistant administrator of the Unsafe Building
Learn more about Building Better Neighborhood’s current
projects at www.muncieneighborhoods.org.