Our Staff
Joseph Jarzen

Joseph is the Director of Community Engagement at KIB. He joined the KIB team in 2011 in a newly created position focused on building neighborhood capacity with KIB’s projects. The Community Engagement Department works in tandem with each KIB program to encourage residents to adopt their block and participate in the Great Indy Cleanup, expand the appreciation for trees and spread the tree canopy, and ensure lasting value in well maintained sustainable greenspaces in neighborhoods and at schools across the City. Joseph manages the Adopt-A-Block program which is now 700 people strong working to pick up litter, eliminate high weeds and grass, abate graffiti and build community.

A beautiful place in Indy would be…

A restored parkway system throughout the City that promotes the beautiful natural environment that compliments the historic character of the neighborhoods that these urban byways pass through. The parkway system is more than just a corridor for transportation, but a resource to the city that is a destination and economic tool for improving quality of life.

3 Words that describe KIB

Grassroots-driven, environmental, advocates