The City of Fishers has announced some leadership changes. City officials say Leah McGrath has been named Deputy Mayor. Meanwhile, Director of Community Development Tom Dickey is leaving the city.

May 19, 2015

News Release

FISHERS, Ind. – Today, Mayor Scott Fadness announced leadership changes expected to take place over the next couple months. Leah McGrath has accepted a Deputy Mayor position and Tom Dickey, the Director of Community Development, is leaving the organization to rejoin the private sector.

“Anytime someone with Leah’s proven track record joins the team, it brings a wealth of opportunities,” said Mayor Fadness. “I look forward to her leadership and collaboration as we move the City of Fishers forward.”

McGrath is a veteran communications and public policy specialist. She spent the last four out of five years with the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, where she most recently led the government affairs team as Director, serving as a public policy liaison and advocate for municipal issues at the State of Indiana and Indiana General Assembly. Her 15-year career has included stints in public relations and marketing research, in addition to her municipal work.

“It is an exciting time to be in Fishers, as we enter the next phase of planning for how to mature and continue as a smart and vibrant community,” said McGrath. “As a resident of Fishers, I am especially honored and grateful for this opportunity to serve. I look forward to joining Mayor Fadness and the exceptional team of professionals at the City of Fishers.”

McGrath is expected to join the team in July. Her attention will be on the Fishers Comprehensive Plan, and other key initiatives, as well as the management of day-to-day operations.

Also announced, Dickey has accepted the Managing Director of Real Estate position with Hageman Group, a private development group. Dickey joined the city leadership team in April of 2012, and has been instrumental in the redevelopment of the Nickel Plate District and expansion of Fishers has an entrepreneurial city. He will continue as a consultant with the City of Fishers on matters of economic development and redevelopment.

“I am immensely grateful for Tom’s tenure in Fishers,” said Mayor Fadness. “His time here is marked by historic projects that will have a positive impact on Fishers for decades to come. He is a leader in his industry, and I am thankful that he will continue to consult with our team on projects moving forward.”

Dickey’s official last day with Fishers is May 29.

Source: City of Fishers

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