City Blog

Jan 29

[ARCHIVED] Sneak Peek: 2016 State of the City

The original item was published from January 29, 2016 3:38 PM to January 29, 2016 3:39 PM

At last year’s State of the City, Mayor Fadness cast the vision for a smart, vibrant, entrepreneurial Fishers. Over the course of the year, you’ve heard how this vision will set Fishers up for a sustainable future.

City staff was challenged to think smart, vibrant and entrepreneurial in all of their efforts for our community. That focused intentionality brought forth some initiatives that we should all be proud of.

Together with Community Health Network, we gathered community leaders to see what we could and should do about the state of mental health in our community. We knew that a smart, collaborative approach was necessary, so the Mental Health Task Force met each month for nearly a year to develop strategic objectives. The task force has already begun implementing the action plan we shared with the community last November.

Soon, Fishers Police Department will begin using technology in innovative ways to keep our neighborhoods safer and more connected. More exciting news will be coming on this front soon.

When leaders learned of a staff member’s upcoming deployment, they brainstormed ways to help his family during his time away. They didn’t stop there, though. Fishers DPW developed a program that marshals our community’s resources to alleviate the burdens families face during the deployment of a head of household. Fishers’ families with a deployed head of household have received snow clearing services this winter season. In the warmer months, Fishers DPW will offer lawn care for these families.

In the last few months of 2015, we announced projects that will make a significant impact on our community, including the opportunity to develop land at the Fishers Metropolitan Airport, IKEA, and the SR37 project in partnership with INDOT and Hamilton County. 

We won't rest on our laurels this year, though. Mayor Fadness continues to challenge City staff and the community at large to further our aspirations of being a smart, vibrant entrepreneurial city. 

This month, we’ll have several more exciting economic development announcements. Together, these new projects will add thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in investments for our city. 

In the new year, Fishers leaders will continue to work together each day to make Fishers the best city in Indiana. 




To view the live stream the day of the event, please click here. The City of Fishers will also stream via Periscope from @FishersIN.