Thanks to Morgan County Commissioner Bryan Collier, County Administrator Josh Messmer, and Eric Ratts, AIA (DLZ) for updating us on the exciting progress of the Judicial Campus project at our June Luncheon. Morgan County is in the process of expanding its footprint at the 180 South Main campus, allowing for much-needed additional space for the overcrowded courts and related judicial services. Plans also include more parking to accommodate the number of employees and those associated with trials.

Acting as a kick-off to the new building project, a groundbreaking was held on May 15th and the parking lot on Mulberry St. is almost completed. Watch this presentation to learn more about the expected timeline of this project and the many reasons behind the expansion, see renderings, and hear the answers to questions asked by the audience.

FUN FACTS: Three hundred county jobs were kept in Martinsville, thanks to the partnership between the City of Martinsville and Morgan County. Both administrations worked together to find solutions that would enable Martinsville to retain all of the county offices, thereby protecting our downtown businesses from a potential major loss in business.

When the courts and related services, the probation office, and the prosecutor’s office make the move to their new facilities, much of the parking will open up on the square and side streets, alleviating many of our everyday parking challenges.

Thank you to the great team at Hudson Plumbing for being our June Spotlight. If you didn’t get a chance to talk with them, be sure to reach out to them about your next plumbing project.

Kudos to our friends at Grand Valley Senior Living Community for providing a delicious lunch. We were grateful for the many door prize donors: 1Stitch at a Time, League of Miracles, Steve Powell, Transnation Title, Ivy Tech Community College – Bloomington, and Hudson Plumbing.

Welcome to new member Shawn Walls, 1 Stitch at a Time!