Revitalization

VRA

Veedersburg Revitalization Association, Inc.

The Veedersburg Revitalization Association, Inc. (VRA) was formed in 2011 with a mission to encourage the community to preserve and reinvest in the economic, aesthetic and cultural future of Veedersburg by promoting viability and vitality of the downtown area.

The VRA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

VRA Meetings

VRA meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the town community room.

The public is encouraged to attend.

Want to Volunteer?

Interested in joining our revitalization team? We are always looking for new volunteers. Please contact us to inquire about becoming a volunteer.

VRA became a member of Indiana Main Street (IMS) in 2011. IMS was established to provide economic revitalization and professional assistance to participating communities. IMS encourages the revitalization and restoration of downtown areas in Indiana cities and towns. VRA works with Indiana Main Street to develop the design, organization, promotion and economic restructuring of Veedersburg. The VRA works alongside the Veedersburg Town Council and the Veedersburg Redevelopment Commission to obtain grants available through Indiana Main Street to develop and implement potential projects. To learn more about Indiana Main Street go to: http://www.in.gov/ocra/mainstreet.htm

In 2016, the VRA purchased checkered banners to be hung during the month of May in order to celebrate our town’s part in providing the bricks that built the Indy 500 racetrack. The VRA committed to a $3,000 match for the Downtown Enhancement Grant which has been awarded to build a beautiful pocket park in the vacant space left when two storefronts on Second Street were demolished.

During 2016, the VRA sponsored the Scarecrow Jubilee and a town wide yard sale day in addition to co-sponsoring the Brickyard 5k/10k Walk Run. Members also hosted the annual Christmas Parade and served coffee and hot chocolate to the spectators. An Indiana Bi-Centennial puzzle showing Veedersburg’s paver brick was sold; spring and fall flowers were purchased and maintained in the new downtown planters, the town’s Welcome signs and the Brickyard to Brickyard mural. 

Thirteen local businesses gave silver to corporate sponsorships to help continue the work of promoting the town.

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