Bluffton NOW! is a community organization devoted to revitalization and long-term growth of Bluffton’s downtown (city-center).


We believe that in-order for a community to continue to thrive and grow it must actively attract and retain talented individuals. In order to achieve this growth, Bluffton NOW! is focused on creating a downtown atmosphere and vibe that attracts new businesses,

a talented workforce, and retains successful businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals, and families already living in our community. 

Our Vision for the Future

The vision for Bluffton NOW! is to “promote a fun and vibrant downtown where people want to live, work and play.” 

Our Mission for Success

Bluffton NOW!’s mission is to be the catalyst to energize downtown Bluffton by envisioning ideas and goals, and by engaging and empowering citizens to facilitate an active, vibrant, and attractive community.

Main Street Indiana

Bluffton was accredited by the Office of Rural and Community Affairs in 2015 as an Indiana Main Street community. We operate by the Main Street four point approach: Promotion, Design, Economic Restructuring and Organization.

Building a stronger city for

the next generation.

  Annual Reports

Bluffton NOW! Board Members

Executive Team
Michael Lautzenheiser - President - Wells County Area Plan Commission
John Stauffer - Vice President - Concerned Citizen
Jeremy Penrod - Secretary - Edward Jones Downtown Office
Nick Huffman - Treasurer - The Steffen Group Downtown Office
Board of Directors
Kim Leas - Achieva Salon
Bob Thompson - Concerned Citizen
Bruce Golder - Concerned Citizen
Joy Addington - Bijou Gift Boutique
Lannette Bickel - Concerned Citizen
Cory Mann - Concerned Citizen
Seth Sailors - Concerned Citizen
Allysa Gerber - Concerned Citizen
Yvette Huggins - Concerned Citizen​
Conor Jackson - Jackson's Construction
Janella Stronczek - Bluffton Common Council
Ted Smith - Bluffton Building Department
Brandy Fiechter - Bluffton Parks Department
Blake Gerber - Wells County Commissioners
Seth Whicker - Wells County Council
Doug Brown - Bluffton News-Banner
Tammy Slater - Wells County Foundation
Sarah MacNeill - Wells County Library
Erin Prible - Wells County Chamber of Commerce
Chad Kline - Wells County Economic Development