Community Plan 2025

It’s a new day in Terre Haute – Vigo County, where citizens, youth, community and government leaders are coming together at one of the community’s biggest turning points in its history. Terre Haute – Vigo County is a destination that is dedicated to serving the community, diverse resources and future visitors. Through the community’s number one resource, the people, Terre Haute – Vigo County strives for growth in all sectors. This plan addresses opportunities aimed at becoming a more diverse community through the increase of population and per capita income.


The See You In Terre Haute 2025 Community Plan, aligns the public and private sectors in order to address the hardships of the community through resource alignment, new programs and strategic funding sources, all while advancing Terre Haute – Vigo County’s growth opportunities around tourism and business development. The additional tax base created through tourism and business development directly impacts the community’s
ability to advance timely quality of life initiatives important for retention and attraction of population and jobs growth.


Terre Haute – Vigo County is where growth happens, where families are formed, where schools are top notch, where outdoor recreation thrives and where entrepreneurship evolves. Terre Haute – Vigo County is home.


See You In Terre Haute !



Community Feedback

One of the first priorities of the plan is to identify existing community resources which are already working towards action items identified.


If you would like to have an additional resource listed in the plan or provide more information regarding its work and relevancy, please use the feedback form.

Pillar Co-Chairs

Based on months of research, areas of focus and corresponding priority action items have been determined. Within each of those “pillars” two community leaders; representing business and/or non-profit agencies will lead a task force to work towards accomplishing goals set for Terre Haute and Vigo County.

The Community Plan Pillars and Co-Chairs include:


Economic Development

Rick Burger, Duke Energy

Courtney Richey-Chipol, West Central Indiana Small Business Development Center


Health and Wellness

Nathan Vooys, Regional Hospital

Caroline Mallory, Indiana State University



Richard Payonk, United Way of the Wabash Valley


Quality of Life

Lori Danielson, GOTime Leadership & Life Coaching

Roopam Harshawat, Harsha Behavioral Center


Talent Attraction/ Retention

Dottie King, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

LeaAnne Crooks, Ivy Tech Community College



David Templeton, Glas-Col

Susan Turner, Terre Haute Children’s Museum


Community Development

Melvin L. Burks, Hamilton Center

Brian Kooistra, Garmong Construction Services


Resource Development

Rob Coons, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Rachel Leslie, RJL Solutions