ECHO Housing Corporation announces Jacobsville Community Mobilizer | Community Spirit
ECHO Housing Corporation, the convening agency for the Jacobsville Quality of Life Planning initiative, announces Jennifer Mason as the Community Mobilizer for the project. The City of Evansville granted funds for a resident-led collaborative process to develop a Quality of Life Plan with the Jacobsville neighborhood.
Mason joined ECHO in August 2012, as the Homeless Veterans Program Coordinator. Stephanie TenBarge, ECHO Housing Executive Director, said “Jennifer was a perfect fit to step into the Community Mobilizer role with her public service background and community involvement. We are excited to have her on board to lead this project for the Jacobsville neighborhood.” Mason will organize this unique initiative bringing together Jacobsville residents, leaders and stakeholders in a planning effort that will set a new vision for Jacobsville with an action plan for achievable results.
The Quality of Life Plan will be developed by utilizing principles of comprehensive community development and healthy neighborhoods, including civic, social, physical and economic factors. The aim is for people living, working and raising families in the neighborhood to take part in the development of the plan. The process takes place through three phases: organize, decide and act. Jacobsville Join In is seeking residents to participate through interviews, visioning and storytelling.
Mason said, “My roots are tied to Jacobsville, and I have a lot of great memories from this neighborhood…I cannot wait to see the growth of this project.”
Prior to ECHO Housing, Jennifer Mason served as the Public and Government Affairs coordinator for Keep Evansville Beautiful (KEB), representing KEB by collaborating with community, government and business leaders for public initiatives. Mason is engaged in the community, serving on the Young Leaders United steering committee; volunteering for United Way; and mentoring high school students for special projects. She is a graduate from the University of Evansville and Vincennes University.
To follow the progress or for more information about the project, visit www.jacobsville.net.