Indiana Conference of Mayors
The Indiana Conference of Mayors (ICOM) is a non-partisan affiliate group of Aim designed exclusively for mayors. ICOM convenes regularly during Aim events and hosts an annual gathering each summer that is equal parts classroom education, networking, and idea-sharing.
Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers Elected 2017-18 Indiana Conference of Mayors President
Richmond Mayor Dave Snow elected vice-president
INDIANAPOLIS, September 6 – At its annual meeting held last month in South Bend, the Indiana Conference of Mayors (ICOM) elected Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers president of the organization. Myers took office immediately and will serve for one year in the position.
“I value the time I spend learning from other Hoosier mayors. Leading our organization gives me great pride, and I look forward to helping our group communicate the innovation and creativity occurring each day in Indiana’s cities,” Myers said. “It really is an exciting time as cities invest more in place making and attracting the talent we need to be successful. Being at the forefront of this transition and positioning our cities for success is what ICOM is all about.”
Richmond Mayor Dave Snow was elected by ICOM members to serve as the group’s vice-president. Myers is currently serving in his second term as Greenwood mayor, while Snow was first elected to serve as Richmond’s mayor in November 2015.
“I am honored to have been nominated by my fellow mayors to serve in this role. Richmond is on the verge of its next great Renaissance and this opportunity provides a captive audience of Indiana mayors with whom I can share our history, and our vision for the future. More importantly, it provides a network of resources and education to overcome some of the obstacles we have here at home. My goal is to utilize this role to help Richmond grow and succeed.” Snow said.
Formed in 1998, the Indiana Conference of Mayors (ICOM), is an affiliate of Aim, the advocacy group for Indiana’s cities and towns. Its purpose is to give special focus on the needs and concerns of the elected chief executives of Indiana’s 120 cities.
Motivated by a desire to change the debate in the Indiana legislature, Trust Local was launched in late 2012 by the Indiana Conference of Mayors. The campaign is designed to educate multiple audiences on the importance of returning local decision making to local leaders through thoughtful legislation and good policy.
Utilizing targeted sponsorships, a web presence, personal outreach, and many other tools, ICOM continues to cooperate with lawmakers and other leaders to put more faith in Indiana’s municipally-elected officials. Help ICOM send a message that Hoosiers are best served when their hometown leaders are empowered to deliver the services residents expect from their local government.