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Wednesday Plenary - Mark Kesling


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Wednesday Plenary - Mark Kesling

  1. 1. Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW) A Collective Impact Model for Watershed Challenges
  2. 2. The Challenges • Five Natural Waterways • One Man-Made Canal • 80% of City • Turned Backs (Literally) • 10 Organizations
  3. 3. Multi-Element Solution • Aesthetics • Connectivity • Ecology • Economics • Education • Health & Well-Being
  4. 4. Collective Impact Model • Common Agenda • Shared Measurement • Mutually Reinforcing Activities • Continuous Communication • Backbone Support
  5. 5. Common Agenda • Common Understanding of the Problem • Shared Vision for Change
  6. 6. Shared Measurement • Collecting Data and Measuring Results • Focus on Performance Management • Shared Accountability
  7. 7. Mutually Reinforcing Activities • Differentiated Approaches • Coordination Through Joint Plan of Action
  8. 8. Continuous Communication • Consistent and Open Communication • Focus on Building Trust
  9. 9. Backbone Support • Separate Organization(s) with Staff • Resources and Skills to Convene and Coordinate Participating Organizations
  10. 10. ROW Today • 150 + Organizations • 3 Full-Time Staff Members • Leveraged Support Exceeding $9 Million • Major Foundation Support – Locally and Nationally • Formation of Partners for White River – 3 Year Financial Support from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust in Excess of $4.9 Million
  11. 11. Success Story #1 • Barth Avenue Bridge Project
  12. 12. Success Story #2 • Pogue’s Run Rest Stops
  13. 13. Success Story #3 • Rediscovering the Central Canal
  14. 14. Success Story #4 • Indy Urban Bioblitz
  15. 15. Success Story #5 • Destination Fall Creek Takes Root
  16. 16. Success Story #6 • Wellness on the White River
  17. 17. Success Story #7 • Recreation Along Our Waterways
  18. 18. Success Story #8 • Art Along Our Waterways
  19. 19. Partner Organizations Arts Council of Indianapolis Bates-Hendrick Neighborhood Association Bicycle Garage Indy Big Car Collaborative Bike Indianapolis (formerly IndyCog) BioCrossroads Bohlsen Group Broad Ripple Village Association Butler University Center for Urban Ecology Central Indiana Community Foundation Central Indiana Land Trust (CILTI) Central Indiana Land Trust/Greening the Crossroads Central Indiana Watershed Foundation Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Citizens Energy Group City of Indianapolis, Department of Parks and Recreation City of Indianapolis, Department of Public Works City of Indianapolis, Office of Sustainability City of Indianapolis, Office of the Mayor Cottage Home Neighborhood Association Cummins, Inc. DaVinci Pursuit Destination Fall Creek Dirty Dozen Hunting and Fishing Club Friends of the White River Groundwork Indy Growing Places Indy Hawthorne Community Center Health By Design Herron School of Art + Design Hitchcock Design Group Holy Cross Neighborhood Association Hoosier Environmental Council Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Indiana Academy of Science Indiana Department of Natural Resources Indiana Department of Natural Resources – Hoosier Riverwatch Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife Indiana Humanities Indiana Invaders Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs Indiana Wildlife Federation Indianapolis Art Center Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. Indianapolis Museum of Art Indy Chamber Indy Convergence Indy Parks Foundation Indianapolis Zoo Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership International Marketplace Coalition Indianapolis Public Schools IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute IUPUI Center for Earth and Environmental Science IUPUI Center for Service and Learning IUPUI Center for Urban Health IUPUI Department of Earth Science John Boner Neghborhood Centers Jump IN for Healthy Kids Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Kresge Foundation Learning Tree Local Initiatives Support Corporation Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation Marion County Health Department Marion County Soil and Water Mind Trust Nature Conservancy Near Eastside Community Organization (NESCO) Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust Olympia Stone Paramount School of Excellence People for Urban Progress Plews Shadley Recher & Braun PNC Bank Purdue Extension Ravenswood – Riverwood Neighborhood Association Riley Area Development Corporation Riverside Civic League Roberts Environmental Services SENSE Charter School Southeast Neighborhood Development Spirit and Place Festival Springdale Neighborhood Association Storrow Kinsella Associates United Way University of Indianapolis Visit Indy WECAN Neighborhood Association West Indianapolis Development Corporation Westside Community Development Corporation White River Alliance White River State Park Wilcox Environmental Engineering, Inc. Williams Creek Windsor Park Neighborhood Association YMCA