Monument Circle Idea Competition partners include: The State of Indiana, City of Indianapolis, Central Indiana Community Foundation, Indianapolis Downtown, Inc., Monument Circle Idea Competition Advisory Council, Scoping Team and Circle stakeholders. The Monument Circle Idea Competition is a project of Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. and is funded from private donations.
No state or city taxpayer funds are being used for the Idea Competition.
The Monument Circle Idea Competition Advisory Council which includes co-chairs Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, Mayor Greg Ballard, Brian Payne, president of the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) and Tamara Zahn, president, Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. (IDI), and representatives from the business, residential, civic, arts and design communities, oversees the Competition.
|STATE OF INDIANA
GOVERNOR MITCH DANIELS
The State of Indiana owns and manages the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the centerpiece of Monument Circle through The Indiana War Memorials Commission. In addition, the Commission is responsible for University Park, the World Wars Memorial, Veterans’ Memorial Plaza, the Vietnam and Korean Wars Memorial, American Legion Mall and the USS Indianapolis National Memorial in Downtown Indianapolis.
|CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS
MAYOR GREG BALLARD
The City of Indianapolis owns and is responsible for the streets, sidewalks and alleys around Monument Circle beyond the bollards surrounding the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument. In response to deteriorating infrastructure, The City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) retained the team of Woolpert, Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf and Eden Collaborative to conduct a scoping study as the first step of a longer planning and design process to prepare and maximize Monument Circle for the next 20-30 years. This study assesses infrastructure, traffic and other key current conditions and will develop preliminary concepts to further this already iconic space.
|INDIANAPOLIS DOWNTOWN, INC. (IDI)
PRESIDENT TAMARA ZAHN
IDI is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization formed to develop, manage and market Downtown Indianapolis. IDI exists to continually improve Downtown because the Indianapolis region needs a strong, relevant and vibrant core.
The organization helps make Downtown a vibrant, beautiful, safe and convenient place to live, work and be entertained. It also helps ensure the maximum return on the nearly $8.1 billion invested in Downtown since 1990 and prepare Downtown for the more than $3.7 billion of new investments scheduled for completion by 2015. IDI was established in 1993.
|CENTRAL INDIANA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (CICF)
PRESIDENT BRIAN PAYNE
CICF is a $575 million public foundation transforming the lives of central Indiana residents in three ways: consulting donors, family foundations and their professional advisors on charitable giving; awarding grants to effective not-for-profit organizations; and providing leadership to address community needs and seize opportunities. CICF was established in 1997 as a partnership between The Indianapolis Foundation, serving Marion County since 1916, and Legacy Fund, serving Hamilton County since 1991.
The Monument Circle Idea Competition Advisory Council which includes representatives from the business, residential, civic, arts and design communities.
|Karen Arnett||Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Dept. – Downtown District|
|David Baker||Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission|
|Christopher Barney||Team Cruiser Conversion Co., Inc.|
|Mike Bates||Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department|
|Brad Beaubien||Ball State University|
|John Beeler||Asthmatic Kitty Records|
|Greg Bires||Windsor Jewelry Company|
|Derrick Burks||Ernst & Young LLP|
|Stephen Carlsen||Christ Church Cathedral|
|Simon Crookall||Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra|
|Marsh Davis||Indiana Landmarks|
|Roland Dorson||Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce|
|Valerie Eickmeier||Herron School of Art & Design, IUPUI|
|Ted Fleischaker||110 E. Washington Condominiums|
|Shannon Forsell||The Cabaret at The Columbia Club|
|Chris Gahl||Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association|
|J. Stewart Goodwin||Indiana War Memorials Commission|
|Karen Sullivan Haley||City Dept. of Public Works, Office of Sustainability|
|Kirk Hendrix||500 Festival|
|William Henley||Indianapolis Power & Light Company|
|John Herbst||Indiana Historical Society|
|Abbe Hohmann||Cassidy Turley|
|Craig Honig||WellPoint, Inc.|
|Ivan Howard||110 E. Washington Condominiums|
|Jesse Kharbanda||Hoosier Environmental Council|
|Andre Lacy||LDI, Ltd.|
|David Lawrence||Arts Council of Indianapolis|
|Susanah Mead||Conrad Residences|
|Gaylon Melton||Simon Property Group|
|Mark Miles||Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, Inc.|
|Doris Minton-McNeill||City-County Council|
|Lori Miser||Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization|
|Charlie Morgan||Emmis Communications Corp.|
|Thomas O’Donnell||The Quality Connection|
|Mike Peoni||City Dept. of Metropolitan Development|
|Rick Powers||City Dept. of Code Enforcement|
|James Rentschler||The Columbia Club|
|Jeff Reynolds||Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.|
|Angel Rivera||City-County Council|
|Sean Seyferth||IBEW Local 481|
|Jason Shelley||American Institute of Architects|
|David Sherman||City Dept. of Public Works|
|J. Albert Smith||Chase in Central Indiana|
|William Taft||LISC Indianapolis|
|John Thompson||Indiana Black Expo and Circle City Classic|
|Jim Walker||Big Car Gallery|
|Bill White||Indiana Dept. of Health|
|Robert Wynkoop||Indiana Dept. of Administration|
The Monument Circle Idea Competition Technical Team manages and implements the communications, fundraising and logistics of the competition.
|Joshua Anderson||Eden Collaborative|
|Karen Corsaro||The Corsaro Group|
|Barth Hendrickson||Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects|
|Sarah Holsapple||City Dept. of Public Works|
|Fred Laughlin||Indianapolis Downtown, Inc.|
|Andy Lutz||City Dept. of Public Works|
|Mike Peoni||City Dept. of Metropolitan Development|
|Mark Ping||Web Connectivity, L.L.C.|
|Terry Sweeney||Indianapolis Downtown, Inc.|
|Adam Thies||Eden Collaborative|
|Julia Watson||Indianapolis Downtown, Inc.|
|Tamara Zahn||Indianapolis Downtown, Inc.|