Hamilton County Leaders to Join in City Council Summit

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The event will be held at Market District in Carmel. The event will be held at Market District in Carmel.

City and town councilors from six Hamilton County communities will come together next month in Carmel for a county-wide City Council Summit. The goal is to share ideas and give leaders a sense of how their neighboring communities are faring. 

Councilors from Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield, Sheridan and Cicero will attend the event. They will discuss issues such as redevelopment, mass transit and the Hamilton County economy. 

The event is being organized by a project team from the Hamilton County Leadership Academy Class of 2016. The academy is a 10-month leadership development program aimed at identifying and educating future leaders.

"We keep hearing about the same ‘hot button’ topics from every corner of Hamilton County, but when we asked how often these cities get the chance to work together, the answer was rarely," said Blake Holler, a member of the 2016 HCLA class. "This just seemed like the right thing to do at the right time. Hopefully the sharing of ideas will help our communities better manage their common issues."

The event will take place Saturday, March 5 fro 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Market District in Carmel.

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