Joe Garrison

Co-Founder | North Shadeland Alliance

My focus with the North Shadeland Alliance is telling the story of our community through social media and communications.

This community has been an important part of my life since I was born. My childhood home was just off Hague and 75th Street. I have been a lifelong member of Castleton UMC, as well as their youth pastor from 2010-2015. My business, Moonflower Marketing, sits at 71st and Binford Blvd. We live just a few minutes’ walk from Shadeland. Both my daughters attend Lawrence Township schools.

We are ingrained in the North Shadeland community.

In early 2020, after the murder of Ashok Kumar at our local Subway, I felt the need to get involved. Maybe my experience in ministry and marketing could be leveraged to bring people together to make a positive impact on this community.

I helped found the North Shadeland Alliance to help our community live a better story. I wanted to use my passion and gifts to make our neighborhood a safer and more vital place where people want to live, work, and send their children to school.

I hope you will join us to make this community one for which we can all be proud.


Key Community Initiatives:

  • Public safety walks with Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition in Lake Castleton Apartments from October 2021 through April 2023.
  • Summer 2023 weekly mobile food bank in partnership with Castleton UMC and Gleaners Food Bank
Joe Garrison Indianapolis Mayor's Community Service Award

L-R: Dan Boots (Indy Council District 3), Joe Garrison, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett

In December of 2023, Joe was presented with the Mayor’s Community Service award by Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett in a ceremony at the Indianapolis Artsgarden downtown. This was in recognition of his efforts through the North Shadeland Alliance to create a safer community and provide food to those in need.

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