Want to advocate for change in your local community, but not sure where to start?
Attend this two-hour training to learn strategies for engaging with local decision-makers. Rachel Mattingly from Prosperity Indiana will lead the training, joined by Ryan Crum, the Director of Planning and Building for the Town of McCordsville. Together, they'll help participants understand the roles of government officials and other community leaders, key planning and decision-making processes, and how residents can effectively influence both.
Ryan was hired to serve as the Town of McCordsville’s first Director of Planning and Building in 2013. Ryan leads a staff which provides all planning, zoning, building, and inspection services in the Town. He serves as staff to the Town Council, Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Redevelopment Commission, among other boards and commissions. Other duties include managing the Capital Projects Plan and grant writing. Prior work experience includes serving as a Planner and Senior Planner for the Town of Fishers for 7 years, where he managed development and project review, created staff projects, worked on long-term planning projects, analyzed development proposals, and made recommendations to various boards and commissions. Ryan is a 2005 graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development. He is a certified planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), and is in the second year of Ball State’s Bowen Center for Public Affairs Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program.
Have a specific topic or question you'd like to have addressed during training? Email Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This training has been organized by Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development (HAND), with support from Old National Bank Foundation. Additional trainings in this series include Board Basics, held in April, and The Basics of Neighborhood Association and Homeowners Association, in July. If you would like to register for all three trainings at the reduced rate of $50, please email email@example.com.