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Dec 23

Fishers First Mayor and City Council Sworn Into Office

Posted on December 23, 2014 at 4:20 PM by Blog Admin

Last night more than 300 Fishers residents, elected officials and community leaders gathered at Launch Fishers in the Nickel Plate District to witness history as Fishers’ first mayor, Scott Fadness, clerk and City Council were sworn into office. 

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The historic event was among the last of the necessary happenings prior to our official transition to the City of Fishers on Jan. 1.

The program began with an introduction from Launch Fishers founder John Wechsler, who spoke of the thriving entrepreneurial scene in Fishers, due in large part to Mayor-elect Fadness’ partnership and support of Launch Fishers and the entrepreneurial activity therein and throughout the community. 

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Indiana Speaker of the House Brian Bosma attended the ceremony and offered special remarks and congratulations. Bosma noted that for 25 years he’s lived ‘just a stone’s throw south’ of the borderline of Fishers and has watched it grow from a sleepy farm area to the burgeoning community that it is today. 

“To be in a place called Launch Fishers when we’re about to launch Fishers is a day I think will be long remembered, said Bosma. “ Leadership is all about vision and executing that vision, and that’s precisely what’s happening here, he continued.  “I don’t know who the founders were [of Fishers], but I’m quite confident they had no idea that Fishers would be the place of growth, opportunity and vision that it is today.” 

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Following the swearing in of the elected clerk, city councilors and our first mayor by City Judge Dan Henke, Mayor-elect Fadness reinforced that vision, which is already taking shape. 
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“Tonight, I am unabashedly optimistic about our future and I look to Jan. 1 to start a new chapter in our community, said Fadness. “I think the ultimate goal we all can share is a smart, vibrant, entrepreneurial city.”

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You can watch the archived live stream of the ceremony here, courtesy of Towne Post TV. 


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