Economic Vitality

July Community Board Meetings

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Most meetings have new locations throughout the summer as the schools are closed for construction during this time. All are welcome to join — an event RSVP is appreciated but not required. Additional details available via Facebook. If you would like to be notified of future meetings via email alerts, please sign up here.

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Podcast: Elizabeth Lynn on ValpoNEXT’s Start

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ValpoNEXT Coordinator Kathy Sipple speaks with Elizabeth Lynn, Founding Director at the Center for Civic Reflection at Valparaiso University and outgoing Director at VU’s Institute for Leadership and Service. Lynn and Sipple discuss the initial issues that formed the foundation of the ValpoNEXT planning process. After hiring an outside organization and organizing a variety of methods […]

Economic Vitality

Transit Oriented Development RFP Opportunity

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The Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development of property at and around 260-360 South Campbell Street Valparaiso, IN 46383. The RFP is attached and is best viewed with an online connection to view all accompanying resources. The RFP can also be viewed online at: https://ci.valparaiso.in.us/DocumentCenter/View/6379 The RFP is […]

Equity and Inclusion

Podcast: Equity and Inclusion with Jeff Lewis

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ValpoNEXT Coordinator Kathy Sipple speaks with Jeff Lewis, a member of the Executive Board and leader of the monthly Equity and Inclusion Community meetings. Lewis discusses the Equity and Inclusion Community Action Committee in depth. Some of its initiatives include “engaging our citizens” and “embracing our diversity,” which has translated to pushes for affordable housing and […]

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ValpoNEXT Appoints New Coordinator

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On Thursday, November 16th, the ValpoNEXT Board of Directors voted to approve Kathy Sipple as the organization’s new coordinator, replacing interim coordinator Garner Tullis. Sipple has been a Valparaiso resident since 2003 and has worked as a social media strategist and consultant since 2009. Besides her paid work, she has also been very involved in […]