Remembering WIA 2021 Board President,
Mr. Charlie Stocker

Words cannot express how deeply we will miss Westside Improvement Association's (WIA) own President, Mr. Charlie Stocker. WIA’s Executive Committee and board members wish to send our thoughts and prayers to Mr. Charlie Stocker's family during this time.

It is difficult to think of doing the work of WIA without Charlie as our President and team member going forward. Charlie spent his time serving his community and is a pillar of the west side of Evansville. He was a true friend and a dedicated west-sider; his love for people and his community was displayed through his daily actions. A true servant leader and often one of the first to arrive at workdays, Charlie and his fellow co-chairs of the WIA Parks Committee always made it fun work in the dirt, no matter the season.

Charlie always had a smile to offer and always made a point to welcome newcomers who joined in the work of keeping up with our improvement projects. He always had an encouraging word for others as we worked together to spruce up Helfrich Gateway Garden, pick up trash along a trail, manage many loads of mulch, and oversee what seemed to be a never-ending supply of tulips for planting.

As we say goodbye to our friend, neighbor, and Westside Improvement Association’s President, Mr. Charlie Stocker, remember with us his dedicated servant’s heart and his warm smile that could light up the entire west side.

Thank you, Charlie, for being WIA’s 2021 Board President. We will honor you with continuing the work of improving Evansville’s west side.

Our Mission:
To enhance the natural environment of the west side of Vanderburgh County and serve the common good of its residents by exerting influence in public and private sectors.

Thank you, Volunteers!

Clem Frank Signs Installation_ 6-27-2020
Clem Frank Signs Installation_ 6-27-2020

Clem Frank Signs Installation_ 6-27-2020
Clem Frank Signs Installation_ 6-27-2020

WIA Fall Festival Volunteers
WIA Fall Festival Volunteers

Clem Frank Signs Installation_ 6-27-2020
Clem Frank Signs Installation_ 6-27-2020


Learn about who the Westside Improvement Association is and what we are doing to improve our community. 


The Westside Improvement Association has many developments and projects to share! View our projects page to learn more about our history of projects and how you can help to make improvements to our community. 

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Our goal is to improve our community, we are always looking for new ideas and volunteers to fulfill our mission. Do you have ideas for projects and improvements? Let us know!


Everything we do is funded by donations. We have had wonderful donors give toward our community centered projects, whether in part, or funding a complete project, help us do good things in our community!

The Gateway Park Project

Learn about who the Westside Improvement Association is.

Learn about our west side trails.

Visit our Fall Festival booth or volunteer!

Please visit our Gateway Park at the corner of West Maryland Street and North St. Joseph Avenue. Whether it's the beautiful landscaping, or the gorgeous new bubble rock feature, you will find the serenity of this park enjoyable for the entire family.

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