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Giving Back to our Communities

Each year we work with communities across the Midwest to help them develop steps and strategies to make a positive impact in their community. We use our professional experience and expertise to help communities develop plans that help enrich and activate their communities. We spend a lot of time talking with community leaders and residents about improving the communities where they live work and play. What we don’t talk about, as much, are the many company and staff efforts we make to give back to our local communities. Just as we advise, our staff gives back many hours of community service and volunteering in our own communities with the idea that we can make our home communities even stronger places.

This service takes on many different forms. Sometimes, it is financial or in-kind support for major community initiatives. Sometimes it is the volunteering of time for professional service to our local or national professional organizations. Sometimes, it is community service on boards and commissions. And sometimes, it is volunteering for local community organizations that our family or friends are involved in. As a company, we pride ourselves on encouraging our staff to be active participants in their community—to lead through example, to give back, and most of all, make a difference in the communities where they live.

This year, Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group invested in over 15 different community organizations that contribute to improving the quality of life in our home communities. Our staff served on the boards, committees, or in elected positions on over 18 local boards ranging from elected and appointed positions, to professional societies, to home owner associations. And in all, our staff has served over 1300 hours of service to our various communities in 2019. We don’t often share these efforts from the more personal side of the company, but feel that recognition is warranted for the significant community engagement activities of our employees, especially in this season of giving.

We are excited about the great things we have accomplished in 2019 and look forward to another year of giving in 2020!

Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group’s Community Service and Giving- 2019

Financial and In-kind Services

  • Accelerating Indiana Municipalities

  • Art Spaces- Terre Haute

  • Ball State University Architecture Department

  • Ball State University Landscape Architecture Department

  • Friends of the Ohio River Greenway

  • Indiana Parks and Recreation Association

  • Indianapolis Children’s Choir

  • Indianapolis Greenways Partnership

  • Indianapolis Parks Foundation

  • Jasper Champions Little League Baseball Field Design

  • Kennedy-King Memorial Initiative

  • Near East Area Redevelopment

  • Northside Soccer- Indianapolis

  • Olmsted Parks Conservancy

  • River Hills Regional Planning Agency

Service- Appointed/elected Boards

  • Butchertown Architecture Review Committee (Louisville)- Amin Omidy

  • Devonshire Civic Association- Ron Taylor, President

  • Friends of the Ohio River Greenway Board of Directors- Amy Williams

  • Indianapolis Greenways Development Committee- Ron Taylor, Chair

  • Indy Greenways Partnership- Ron Taylor, Scott Siefker, Sam Wiser

  • Louisville Energy Alliance Board of Directors- Amy Williams

  • Louisville Historic Landmarks Commission- Amin Omidy

  • New Albany, IN Planning Commission- Haley James

  • Northpoint Village Townhomes HOA – Scott Siefker, President

  • Olmsted Parks Conservancy Board of Directors, Louisville, KY- Amin Omidy

  • Plainfield Design Review Committee – Luke Waltz

  • Sustainable Housing Development (SHD) Exploratory Team- Luke Waltz

Professional Service

  • American Planning Association, Indiana Chapter- Haley James, Sponsorship Chair

  • American Planning Association, Kentucky Chapter- Amy Williams, Fellows Nomination State Committee Chair

  • American Planning Association, Kentucky Chapter- Haley James, Conference Planning/Social Media Chair

  • American Society of Landscape Architects, Indiana Chapter- Awards Committee- Katie Clark, Scott Siefker

  • American Society of Landscape Architects, Indiana Chapter- Fellows Committee- Katie Clark, Scott Siefker, Ron Taylor

  • American society of Landscape Architects- National Member Services Committee- Katie Clark

  • American Society of Landscape Architects, Kentucky Chapter- Amin Omidy


  • Ball State University – Plan 100 Guest Lecturer & Plan 451 Guest Lecturer- Haley James

  • Ball State University CAP/Landscape Architecture/Architecture Studio Host- Scott Siefker

  • Carmel Youth Assistance Program- Katie Clark

  • CNU Louisville – Volunteer Coordinator- Haley James

  • Herron High School – Internship Mentor Program- Scott Siefker

  • University of Kentucky Landscape Architecture Program- Amin Omidy

Community Service and Personal Investment

  • Bolt for the Heart 5K- Katie Clark

  • Boy Scouts of America- Ron Taylor

  • Carmel High School Marching Band- Katie Clark

  • Carmel Dad’s Club- Katie and Greg Clark

  • Girl Scouts of America- Ron Taylor

  • Global 6k for Water Community Outreach Event- Luke Walz

  • Hope Redefined IMS Coke Lot Hotdog Community Outreach Event- Luke Waltz

  • Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Great Indy Clean up- Ron Taylor

  • Northside Soccer Board of Directors- Ron Taylor

  • Northside Soccer- Coach- Ron Taylor

  • Operation Backpack Community Outreach Event- Luke Waltz

  • Vertical Church Facilities and Redesign Coordination- Luke Waltz

  • Vertical Church Volunteer and Coordinator, Plainfield, IN- Luke Waltz

  • Vertical Church Men’s Group Leader- Luke Waltz

  • YMCA Youth Soccer Program- Coach- Amy Williams

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