Center City Improvement Association

Our association was first registered with the city in the 1990s with Helen Landrum as President and Anita Glover as Vice-president. After Mrs. Landrum gave up that position in 1995, the neighborhood went defunct until 2000 when Grace Wilson became president followed by Fred Cook.  At that time C.C.I.A. became the flagship of the Coalition of Inner-City Neighborhoods (C.O.I.N.).

Our Neighborhood Boundaries are from the alley on the north side of Washington Avenue to Lincoln Avenue, and from the east side of 8th Street to the east side of Garvin Street, which consists of 25 square blocks. Over 90% of the residence within our boundaries own their homes; however, we have very few children (under 10%) living in those residences.  Our neighborhood also has public housing, consisting of apartments and homes for rent.

We are fortunate to have many community services offered to our neighbors.  Per-block we have more churches in our boundaries than any other neighborhood in Evansville.

Christmas in CCIA

C.C.I.A. has hosted numerous events including Back to School giveaways, a Harvest Festival with rides and games at Eastview, one of the largest block parties in the city, and a neighborhood party in Line Street Park.In conjunction with C.O.I.N., we gave away groceries to two needy families at Christmas, took part in Christmas In The Hood, held a Christmas Concert at Mt. Olive, and gave away $1000.00 scholarships at the C.O.I.N. Annual Banquet.

We hold our meetings each month at 6:30 pm. at Mt. Olive Galilee Missionary Baptist Church located at 825 Line Street and our meetings are open to the public.


President: Fred Cook
Vice-President: Grace Wilson
Secretary: Cynthia Jennings
Treasurer: Betty Boyd
Representatives: Ann Wagner & James Mayes

Meeting Information

Date: 3rd Tuesday
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Mt. Olive Galilee Baptist Church, 825 Line St.

Please contact Fred Cook at 812-589-3120 or Grace Wilson at 812-401-2380 for more information and to verify meeting date/location.


This neighborhood is also a member of the Focus Neighborhood Council through the City of Evansville-Department of Metropolitan Development.

CCIA is a member of the Coalition of Inner-city Neighborhoods (C.O.I.N.).

EPD Sector

This neighborhood is in the South Sector.
Crime Prevention Officer (CPO): Nick Sandullo 812-435-6035
Meeting Date/Time: See EPD Police Sector page for current schedule.
Location: Crime Prevention Office,  CK Newsome Center, 100 E Walnut St., Suite 100, Evansville, IN 47713

Boundaries & Map

Download the KML file here. Map and KML file updated 08/09/2021