In 1993, Shelby Musgrave talked to neighbors and Poplar Grove Neighborhood Association was founded. In early times, people settled in a huge grove of Poplar trees and used the trees to build their homes; thus, the name Poplar Grove. The pastor of St. James United Methodist Church gave us permission to use their gym and we still hold meetings there.
The purpose of our association was for the betterment of our community, the well-being of our neighbors, and the general improvement of our neighborhood. Membership is open to residents of the Poplar Grove Neighborhood and any other interested parties.
Our members have been to many meetings at the Civic Center regarding both neighborhood and city issues/concerns. We are still accomplishing a variety of things, including:
- Getting our sewers clean to prevent basement flooding
- No abandonment of vehicles on our streets
- Partnered with Western Terrace Neighborhood and our neighborhood police officers to put cameras in their vehicles
- Fought to keep the traffic light at Barker and Marion for Reitz High School
- Had Vectren remove a huge electrical box so kids wouldn’t have to walk in the road to get to Tekoppel School
- Prevented an Adult Bookstore from opening on Tekoppel Avenue
- Partnered with the West Sector Police Office and other West Sector Neighborhoods to get a light on Fulton Avenue, Ninth Avenue, and St. Joe Avenue – indicating to drivers that there is a train on the Ohio Street tracks
George Lumley and Paul Condi started a vegetable garden (still in existence today) that is free to anyone
Vice President: Paul Condi, Jr.
Secretary: Patricia Riger
Treasurer: Cathy Condi
Representatives: Paul & Cathy Condi
Poplar Grove Neighborhood Association is temporarily not conducting General Meetings.
Please contact Paul Condi, Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify meeting date/location.
This neighborhood is in the West Sector.
Crime Prevention Officer (CPO): Eric Krogman 812-435-6116
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