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Broad Ripple Village Association

The Broad Ripple Village Association (BRVA) is a neighborhood association for Broad Ripple Village on the north side of the City of Indianapolis, Indiana. It represents an area bounded by Kessler Boulevard on the south, Meridian Street on the west, White River on the north, and Evanston Avenue on the east. The BRVA is a volunteer association, except for the executive director position. Annual dues are paid by residents and businesses. The BRVA currently has two public meetings per year, one in the spring and one in the fall, usually held at the Indianapolis Art Center. The fall public meeting includes an election for the open spots on the board of directors.

2015 staff:
    Brooke Klejnot, Executive Director
Board of Directors:
    Elizabeth Marshall, President
    Kent Springer, President-Elect
    Justin McKeand, Past President
    Brandon Clifton, Secretary
    Rob Felton, Treasurer
    Mark Wolf, Community Development Chair
    Helen Carroll
    Amy Fox
    Jim Holland
    Josh John
    Bruce Kelley
    Chris McElwee
    Rob Sabatini
    Chad Thompson
    Christen Wall


History of the organization

The first business association in Broad Ripple was the Broad Ripple Businessmen's Association, created before 1950. The BRVA was informally organized in 1969 by a group of local business owners and managers. Sometime in the next few months, the organization was incorporated. It was registered with the Indiana Secretary of State in 1970. One of the persons behind the founding of the BRVA -- who became its first president -- was Linda (Arthur) Osborne. Linda's parents, Amos and Leola Arthur, were the owners of the Fountain Square store, Arthur's Music, and Linda managed their Broad Ripple "branch."

Past and Present Presidents:

  • Kent Springer (2016)
  • Elizabeth Marshall (2015)
  • Justin McKeand (2014)
  • Jay Wetzel (2013)
  • Mark Wolf (2011 - 2012)
  • Elizabeth Marshall (2009 - 2010)
  • Ellen Morley Matthews (2005 - 2008)
  • Brad King (2003 - 2004)
  • Rob Sabatini (2002 - 2003)
  • Ed Cheikh (1998 - 2001)
  • Rick Rising-Moore (1992 - 1996)
  • Van Kirby
  • Bill McLane (1988 - 1992)
  • Rush Williams
  • Linda (Arthur) Osborne (1969)

Past and Present Executive Directors & Administrative Coordinators:

  • Brooke Klejnot (2012 - present)
  • Sharon Butsch Freeland (2006 - 2012)
  • Brad Hopper (2004 - 2005)
  • Elaine Zukerman (1997 - 2006)



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