As my tenure comes to a close as the Chair of the King Park Board of Directors, I am tremendously proud of the organization’s accomplishments. Over the last five years, King Park invested more than $20 million to create opportunities for low-income people across the city. We’ve built homes, supported businesses, and revitalized communities.
The accomplishment I’m most proud of is King Park’s commitment to inclusion and diversity. From the clients we serve to the staff and board, King Park reflects our Indianapolis community. Almost 40% of our homebuyers are minorities and 88% are female. Our board and staff, including key leadership positions, are made up of more than 40% minorities.
We also support diverse businesses with 80% of our expenditures in 2018 contributing to minority-, women-, or disability-owned businesses. I am confident that the organization, which is officially merging with Renew Indianapolis on January 1, will continue to have a great impact on our communities and serve people from across the city. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as the chair of such a dynamic organization and I am excited to see what is next for the merged organizations.