The Indian Village Neighborhood Association (IVNA) will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Southminster United Methodist Church, 16th and Otoe streets. All five of Lincoln's 2019 mayoral candidates plan to speak, and there will be a short Q&A session.
In addition, Kellee Van Bruggen, transportation planner at the Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Department, will display maps and give an overview of the Lincoln Bike Plan and how it will impact the neighborhood.
The evening’s agenda will also include nominations and a vote for individuals to serve on the association’s board of directors. Board members will highlight neighborhood events and accomplishments in the past year and provide a summary of upcoming 2019 events, such as the Spring Block Party, Indian Village Garage Sale, Arapahoe Neighborhood Garden and Fourth of July Parade. There will be time for open discussion, followed by light refreshments, including a cake to celebrate IVNA’s 25th year. Free child care will be available.
People who are residents of, or own a business in, the Indian Village area are invited to attend. The neighborhood boundaries are roughly Eighth to 20th streets and Van Dorn to Highway 2. A $20 yearly membership fee to join IVNA can be purchased at the meeting; a business membership is also offered for $50/year. Online payment is available by visiting indianvillagena.com.
IVNA is a volunteer organization and relies on neighborhood residents' involvement to help the community. Anyone interested in participating in upcoming community events or serving on the IVNA board can contact Jeremie Memming at Indianvillagena@gmail.com. Information is also available on Facebook and at Indianvillagena.com.