2017 Polis Center Annual Report 2017 Polis Center Annual Report - Page 4

4 | C O R P O R AT E A N N U A L R E P O R T 21 Overview The Polis Center is engaged in innovative work in a variety of activities important to Indiana communities and beyond. We managed more than 65 projects in FY2017 within our areas of emphasis; 40 percent of these projects were new grants or contracts. The following descriptions highlights our major accomplishments in each area of emphasis and in the major civic enterprise, the Spirit & Place Festival, which we direct on behalf of IUPUI and the IU School of Liberal Arts. “The Polis Center advanced its mission in FY2017 with innovative projects and new collaborations in each of our emphasis areas, thanks to the work of a highly productive, engaged staff. I am pleased to share this report of their accomplishments. Above all, it is testimony to their 28-year tradition of excellence in service to communities across Indiana, the Midwest, and Nation.” David Bodenhamer, Executive Director 4