Innovative Planning started because Corrie Meyer wanted to be more connected to her community. The idea of serving the place where she lived, Carmel, Indiana, led to the birth of Innovative Planning. Since 2014, Corrie has built a consulting firm that works with other leaders and professionals to make communities stronger. Driven to see transformative change, she has thrived in an environment of overseeing development strategies and neighborhood planning projects. Her career has focused on problem solving, building consensus, and changing the direction for clients. Regardless of the topic, clients have achieved their goals because of her ability to objectively research, analyze, and visualize a plan.
Corrie’s mission statement is to inspire, and support others to make positive change in their environment by thinking through significant goals that influence the course of time.
Corrie has published local and national articles on the best practices of space planning and was honored as one of IBJ’s 2015 40 under 40, Junior Achievements Top 100 Professionals in 2016, 2013, and 2012, listed as one of McGraw Hill’s Construction Magazine’s Top 20 under 40 and given the Graduate of the Last Decade Award from Ball State University. In addition, she was accepted into the following leadership programs; The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, and the Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Class XXXIV.
Corrie and her family are members and volunteers of Northview Church in Carmel, IN. She is married to Nate Meyer and has two sons, Andrew and Will.
Born in Mapleton, MN, Corrie was raised on a hog farm in the small rural community. She finished high school at Boone Grove High School in northwest Indiana. Following high school, Corrie was accepted into the College of Urban and Regional Planning at Ball State University. There, she earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning.
Corrie has an adventuresome/free spirit that she has fueled by climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, riding 100-miles on a recumbent bike in 20 hours, running mini-marathons, skiing and camping. She also enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.