Neighborhood Association

About the Association

Many programs and activities are planned throughout the year by the Historic Meridian Park Neighborhood Association (HMPNA).

Residents elect a nine-member board each year at the association’s Annual Meeting.

Basic association dues are $10 per year, and for those who can afford a higher level of support, patron-level dues are $25, $50, and $100. Dues go towards items like. but not limited to, the following:

  • Gardening materials for public spaces
  • Social events
  • Signage
  • Historic Urban Neighborhood Indianapolis (HUNI) dues
  • Board meeting materials
  • Postage.

Neighborhood Association Documents

Programs

The HMPNA coordinates several programs with the assistance of neighborhood volunteers, including:

  • Safe Neighborhood Awareness Program (SNAP, our version of Crime Watch)
  • Alley cleanups
  • Alliance for Senior Advocacy Program (ASAP, assisting neighbors age 62+ with things like applying for winter assistance, grocery shopping, light cleaning, home repairs, etc.)
  • Gardening efforts for public spaces
  • Annual social events, such as the Cajun Brunch, Summer Barbecue, Fall Festival, and Holiday Party.

We offer lots of opportunities for involvement.

 

HMPNA Board Meetings

The HMPNA Board meets the first Wednesday of the month. Meeting locations vary, however, any neighbor who wants to address the Board or have meeting items that they’d like to discuss with the Board should email the Board president at president@historicmeridianpark.org to get on an upcoming meeting agenda.

 

The 2017 HMPNA Board

Ryan Noel, President

Ryan is a 17-year veteran of Borshoff, an advertising and public relations firm where he currently serves as Creative Director. He graduated with a Graphic Design degree from Anderson University in 1999. He also created a patented line of stationery for wine bottles called POP Greetings, which was included in the Best of Indy issue of Indianapolis Monthly in 2014.

Ryan his wife of 16 years, Sarah, and two children moved to Historic Meridian Park from neighboring Mapleton-Fall Creek on New Year’s Day in 2015. The Noels opened their new home for the Historic Meridian Park Home Tour in May 2015.

Erica Stout, Vice President

Erica and her husband, Nick Wright, moved into the neighborhood in October 2014. Erica is from northwest Indiana and graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington with degrees in accounting and finance. She currently works as a tax manager for Ernst & Young and volunteers with Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association (IDADA).

Nick Wright, Treasurer

Nick grew up in Indianapolis on the northeast side near Glendale and attended Washington Township Schools through high school.  He is married to fellow Board member, Erica Stout.  Nick and Erica met at Indiana University, both graduating in 2009 with undergraduate degrees from the Kelley School of Business. Nick moved back to Indianapolis after graduating to pursue a career in accounting. He is a CPA working for accounting firm Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC).  Nick and Erica moved onto Washington Court in October 2014.  Nick enjoys playing basketball and following IU athletics (even IU football). He and Erica enjoy travelling and often take vacations out West to ski and visit family.

Jen Rozelle-Trinosky, Secretary

Jen is an independent mixed media artist working out of her studio at the Stutz Business Center and Studios located in downtown Indianapolis. She also works part time for the non-profit organization Creating Positive Relationships educating teens about healthy relationships. In addition, she serves as a co-chair Ambassador and Grief Facilitator for Brooke’s Place, a place for grieving children and their families.

She and her husband, Luke, and their family moved in to Historic Meridian Park in late 2014.

Leslie Hale, Director

Leslie was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. She moved to Indiana to attend IU-Bloomington where she received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology. She is currently seeking her Master’s degree in Social Work at IUPUI. Leslie married her husband, Matt, in 2009. They moved to Historic Meridian Park in October 2014 after living in Raleigh, North Carolina for 2 years. Leslie and Matt have two children and love living in Historic Meridian Park.

Hope Hampton, Director

Hope is a native Hoosier and loves HMP. She is an active participant in the community serving on the Mid-North Food Pantry Board and Safe Families for Children. Hampton is a social worker and founder of a non-profit and giving circle investing in African American women. Hampton is a wife and mother of two, one who is home and the other is in middle school. Hope looks forward to serving on the Board and serving the community in this meaningful way.

Stacey Patrick, Director

Stacey has worked as a sales representative for Merck & Co, Inc. for the last 10 years. She moved to Indianapolis after completing her undergraduate and graduate degrees from The University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2007.

Stacey is married to her husband of 7 years, Jeff, and has 2 children. She moved to Historic Meridian Park in 2009 where her husband purchased a home in 2006. In her spare time, Stacey loves to read, workout, cook, and spend time with family and friends.

Kristen Lee Smith, Director

Kristen was born and raised on the north side of Indianapolis and, with the exception of when she was a student at IU Bloomington, has lived here her entire life. After graduation Kristen returned to Indianapolis and began her career with Marion Superior Courts as a Probation Officer in the Adult division, where she just celebrated her 20th anniversary. It is there that she met her husband, Andrew. After they became engaged, they began looking to purchase a home downtown. It was Kristen’s best friend, Tammy Wyss Senn, who drew them to HMP with a home on Washington Blvd. she had just finished renovating. They moved in 2004 and have truly enjoyed witnessing all of the positive changes in the neighborhood. Their daughter Amelia arrived in 2005 and insists they are never allowed to move. An active family, they enjoy the proximity to downtown and especially love to walk, run, and ride along the canal and cultural trail. Kristen’s desire to raise her daughter in neighborhood where the neighbors know one another and take pride in the community is what has led to her interest in serving on the board.

Spencer Valentine, Director

Spencer Valentine has lived in Indianapolis since 1995. After a career in state government, he has worked in sales and as a consultant. He and his lovely bride Alisha have lived in the neighborhood since 2009 where they are raising two bright kids. Spencer is very interested in attacking the neighborhood’s food desert issue and hopes to help bring a food co-op to the neighborhood.