2019 SRA Annual Meeting Re-Cap


On April 22nd, we had a fantastic Annual Meeting held at the Mud Creek Barn. Guests included our City-County Councilor Mike McQuillen, our Mayor's Neighborhood Advocate Mo McReynolds, DPW Director Dan Parker, and Mud Creek Conservancy's Ben Miller. Each of these folks had so much info to share that we ran overtime. We encourage you to join us for future meetings, as they really do provide helpful neighborhood information and the chance to ask our City employees and representatives questions. We cannot thank everyone enough for participating!

In addition, SRA president Franklin Roesner recapped last year's activities and outlined our goals for the coming year, we received an annual treasurer's report, our new SRA Board was voted in by membership, and we had a very thorough presentation from Ben Miller of Mud Creek Conservancy about the proposed nature park and greenspace project at the corner of 82nd and Sargent Road.

Topics of discussion included:

  • Grey Coat Farms Rezoning Petition Engagement

  • Indianapolis/Marion County Land Use 2020 Master Plan Advocacy

  • Sponsored Traffic Officer Patrols

  • Brush Cutback

  • Mud Creek Farms Rezoning Petition Engagement

  • East of Castleton Homeowners Organization (ECHO)

  • Mud Creek Conservancy Project IMAGINE Partnership

    SRA Goals for 2019:

  • Continued Land Use and Development Monitoring in the Mud Creek Valley

  • Infrastructure Advocacy such as road conditions, brush, street improvement projects

  • Participation in the Castleton Revitalization Study

  • Website updates and expansion of features

  • Online membership management

  • Conversion to 501(c)(3) organization

  • Expansion of our S.T.O.P. program

  • Increasing regional engagement and leadership with groups such as ECHO

  • Greenspace and connectivity advocacy and the IMAGINE a Park project

  • ”Walk Sargent Road” - a family friendly event in Fall of 2019

    Our new slate of Board Members and Officers were approved by Membership as follows:

Franklin Roesner - President
Vally Allen - Vice President
Brenda Freije - Secretary
Kathleen Lindstaedt - Treasurer
Tamara Hoffbauer - Communications Director/Membership Liason

The Board thanked previous members Jim Seet, Amanda Berkey and Suzanne Nutt for their valuable contributions to SRA and wished them well moving forward!