Heather Kemper

Project Manager

CA 104  Phone: 765-285-3202  

Building Better Communities
Carmichael Hall (CA), room 104
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306

Heather Kemper joined Ball State University’s Building Better Communities in June 2008. She joined BBC from the State of Indiana where she worked as the Director of Constituent Services in the Lieutenant Governor’s Office and most recently served as a Project Manager at the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Heather played a role in the development and implementation of grant programs and served as OCRA’s point of contact on the Joint Land Use Study.

She hails from Moores Hill, Indiana where she graduated from South Dearborn High School, serving as the class president. Heather received a leadership scholarship to attend the University of Evansville where she received her B.A. She participated in various campus activities including the Student Government Association and the Student Activities Board. She enjoyed a summer in Japan, where she attended Shizouka University for five weeks.

Heather is a graduate of the Indiana Economic Development Course and the Indiana Leadership Forum. She resides with her husband, Brian in Indianapolis with their cat, Lucky.

Heather’s responsibilities include:

  • Responding to requests for community economic development services; determining customers’ specific project or service need, providing technical assistance and/or directing to Senior Project Director, or referring to appropriate Ball State unit.
  • Providing appropriate follow up to customer inquiry; providing technical assistance and/or conducting research to address customers’ needs, providing Senior Project Director with outline of the type of project or service needed.
  • Serving as project development staff; preparing draft proposals, assisting in identifying faculty expertise, conducting research, gathering data/information on a particular service or aspect of community or economic development as per the community’s or organizations request.
  • Establishing and maintain relationships with community economic development associations, Ball State project faculty, practitioners, local leaders and other potential consumers/providers of OBBC programs and services.
  • Developing/maintaining a high level of expertise in, and understanding of the theory and practice of community economic development.
  • Developing and maintaining an understanding of community, state and federal funding programs and other development related resources.
Building Better Communities
Carmichael Hall (CA), room 104
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Summer hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-2773
Fax: 765-285-4989
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