My Community, My Vision program named a Bicentennial Legacy Project

INDIANAPOLIS – The My Community, My Vision (MCMV) program recently received endorsement from the Indiana Bicentennial Commission (IBC) as a Bicentennial Legacy Project. It is the second program at the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) to be named a legacy project. The Moving Forward program received the designation last November.

“The MCMV program embodies what Bicentennial Legacy Projects are all about,” said Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann. “As we celebrate Indiana’s 200th birthday, we must look for ways to ignite our state’s future. Engaging young people in community planning and development will ensure Indiana’s future is a bright one.”

The MCMV program encourages the next generation of civic and government leaders to help define the future of their communities. Student leaders from Hanover, Rushville, Vevay, Washington County and Lawrence County were each selected to participate in the MCMV pilot program in 2014. With assistance from Ball State University’s School of Urban Planning and IHCDA, the groups developed formal plans for their communities.

Last fall, Lt. Governor Ellspermann was at Ivy Tech Community College North in Indianapolis to welcome six new student groups to participate in the program. Student groups from Anderson, DeKalb, Gary, Hamilton Heights, Martinsville and Muncie are currently participating in the second year of the program. These groups will present their plans April.

For more information about the MCMV program please visit: http://www.in.gov/myihcda/mcmv.htm

The IBC encourages Hoosiers to highlight the best of Indiana for the 2016 Bicentennial celebration. To promote and support these community projects and programs, the Commission is accepting applications for endorsement. To date, more than 700 projects have received the Bicentennial Legacy Project endorsement.

For more information bout the IBC and the Bicentennial Legacy Projects visit: http://www.in.gov/ibc/2351.htm