Community Engagement Team

The mission of the Aspire Community Engagement Team is to capitalize on our pride of place, assets, and potential to promote health, happiness and well-being while connecting and representing all voices of the community. Open to all interested individuals regardless of Aspire investment.


Helping Children Learn About Johnson County

We have developed an Activity Book for 3rd and 4th grade students to highlight history and local amenities in Johnson County. More than 4,000 books have been distributed to Johnson County elementary schools (public and private) as well as Johnson County Public Library branches, the Johnson County Museum, the Boys and Girls Club, Girls Inc., local shops and other spots around Johnson County.

Promoting Mental Health and Preventing Suicides

We are working with Partnership for a Healthier Johnson County and Upstream Prevention to raise awareness about preventing suicides. Our team provided funds for meals served at Whiteland High School for a documentary screening.

Promoting Local Food Availability Throughout Johnson County

We are partnering with Franklin College on a prototype site to highlight local farm stands, restaurants and farmer’s markets that have local food. We will be handing off this project to the new Local Food Council upon project completion.


Launched in 2013, Aspire Community Matters has been lauded as one of Indiana's most unique community initiatives and have been recognized by state and national leaders as a model for community betterment. Our teams envision and execute projects that enhance our quality of life, improve our county and create economic opportunities.