Cloverdale Main Street is one of four communities in the state of Indiana to receive the technical assistance award from Ball State University and Indiana Main Street.
The Assistantship Project is a joint effort of Indiana Main Street and Ball State University. A graduate student in Ball State's Center for Historic Preservation provides the eligible Main Street community with assistance with their selected project proposal.
Cloverdale Main Street's recent CSX railroad property purchase for public parking needs was incorporated into a broader proposal for consideration and development. During the next several weeks the collaborative efforts of the groups will bring together a workable plan for Cloverdale Main Street to initiate. Indiana Main Street provides the overall direction of the project while Ball State's Center for Historic Preservation provides the day-to-day supervision of the graduate student assigned to the community.
Jo Grandel, program manager of Indiana Main Street, Duncan Campbell, interim director of Ball State Center for Historic Preservation, Susan Lankford, assistant director of Ball State Center for Historic Preservation, and Gregg Abell, a BSU graduate student, recently met with Cloverdale Main Street Board of Directors to discuss the plan offered for assistance.
Cloverdale Main Street is a not-for-profit organization with the focus to support historic downtown beautification efforts as well as facilitate economic redevelopment for the district.
Directors of Cloverdale Main Street are Kay Gedert, president, Marcy Marksberry, vice president, Joyce Johnson serving as treasurer and Judy Whitaker who serves as secretary.