We are the
Better Communities Coalition

We see a future where Morgan County is Central Indiana’s preferred place to live, work, and play; a place where all residents thrive; and where collective impact becomes our second nature — resulting in a better community.

We see a future where Morgan County is Central Indiana’s preferred place to live, work, and play.

About Us & Our Values

Informed with Data
Driven by Results

On June 23, 2021, a group of stakeholders gathered in Martinsville, Indiana, to discuss the potential long-term impact of Covid-19 in the local community. Out of this conversation, a group of concerned citizens came together to create a replicable and sustainable model with action committees to address needs around short and long-term housing, mental health, and transportation.

The Better Communities Coalition’s serves as a convener of these various action committees. The BCC is affiliated with Stability First, a 501©3 non-profit organization based in Martinsville providing resources for those who feel lost and hopeless.  Learn more about Stability First.

Our Mission & Leadership

Improving the Quality of Life for All

Our mission is to engage the Morgan County community in partnership and collaboration that identifies key issues facing our residents, develops actionable solutions around those issues, and results in an improved quality of life for all.

BCC Leadership

Dan Moore, Strategic Chair
Robin Wonnell, Strategic Project Manager
Joe Mills, Chair, Long-term Housing Committee
Bonnie Arnold, Project Manager, Long-term Housing Committee
Keylee Wright, Chair, Mental Health Committee
Tricia Runningnen, Assistant Chair, Mental Health Committee
Tana Lobb, Project Manager, Mental Health and Transportation Committees
Dave Garrison, Chair, Short-term Housing Committee
Michelle Axsom, Chair, Transportation Committee
Chris Flegal, United Way of Central Indiana Liaison
Lisa Arnold, Home Bank Liaison
Todd Gross (NgenioUSA), Organizational Consultant
Rick Miller, Stability First Liaison

COVID Cliff Community Summit
Troy Hollingsworth, US House of Representatives, Indiana 9th District
Rachel Halleck, Deputy Director and Chief of Staff, Division of Mental Health and Addiction for the State of Indiana
Joe Mills, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County
Gary Nichols, M. Div., Southside Pastoral Counseling, Inc.
Deron Streitenberger, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Operations Officer, Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis
Dr. Ruby K. Payne, PhD., Author Bridges Out of Poverty:  Strategies for Professionals and Communities; Founder, aha! Process
Community Partners
Stability First LogoHome Bank LogoNgenioUSA LogoKendrick Foundation LogoSouth Central Community Action Program LogoHabitat for Humanity of Morgan County Logo

Contact Us

We would love to answer your questions, learn your ideas, or have you join our efforts.  Please contact us at bcc@stabilityfirst.org.

Better Communities Coalition
C/O Stability First
132 N. Marion St.
Martinsville, Indiana 46151