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. 

Heather WilliamsBuilding 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 Hearing Authority.   

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