History. 2007 community concerns West Bloomington Task Force West Bloomington Revitalization Project 501 C 3. Vision Statement.
"Located in the heart of the city, West Bloomington will be characterized by its high quality-of-life, empowered residents and deep sense of pride. Through partnerships and strong associations, and building on the neighborhood's history and diversity, West Bloomington will be home to new jobs, homes and vibrant public gathering spaces in a safe and welcoming community."
Established 3 community gardens
West Bloomington Garden has a storage shed donated by Habitat for Humanity
Hosted Saturdays in the Park (plant exchange), Family Fun Fall Festival, Children’s Events and others
Coordinated Learn & Lead program
Planted 8 corners along Market St.
City of Bloomington, Bloomington Public Library, Illinois Wesleyan University Action Research Center, 100 Black Men of Central Illinois, garden shops, Master Gardeners, Bloomington Housing Authority, State Farm Bank, Downtown Bloomington Association, Milestones Early Learning Center, Habitat for Humanity, Planning Commission, GAP neighborhood association, Western Avenue, Project Oz, Jesus House, Neighborworks, YMCA, Shakespeare Festival, BPD, Old Towne Neighborhood Assn, Illinois State University Stevenson Center, Heartland Community College, Habitat for Humanity…
Val Dumser, resident
Sue Floyd, resident
Heather Paul, Miller Park Zoo
Larry Horvath, Heartland Bank
Michael O’Donnell, ECIAAA
Greg Donovan, AFNI
Brittini Gray, IWU student
Dennis Arnold, resident
Rick Heiser, resident
Dale Avery, State Farm
Deborah Halperin, IWU
Dana David, Milestones
Bob Hunt, ISU Stevenson Center
Bill McConnel, Habitat
Karen Schmidt, City Council
800 W. Washington St. Bloomington, IL 61701