INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) announced Mayor Scott Fadness of Fishers will lead the organization’s Legislative Committee.
Fadness, who became Mayor of Fishers under a 2014 reorganization that moved the town of about 88,000 to City status, was appointed to the position by Kokomo Mayor and IACT President Greg Goodnight. Goodnight noted that Fadness’ seven years of experience in Fishers, membership on the IACT Legislative Committee, and the great respect he’s garnered among his peers and lawmakers make him an ideal chair of this important committee.
“Mayor Fadness brings a huge bank of experience to the table. He will be able to draw upon the many successes and challenges he’s faced in Fishers to advance legislation that gives municipal officials the tools to create a better quality of life in all Hoosier cities and towns. Scott has become known among lawmakers and peers for his innovative leadership and strategic vision,” Goodnight said.
The IACT Legislative Committee is IACT’s key committee for reviewing the current municipal landscape and recommending policy changes for the betterment of Indiana’s cities and towns. The Committee also acts as the Association’s primary means for reviewing legislation and mobilizing IACT leaders and staff to work with lawmakers to improve legislation that could adversely impact our communities.
“I’m honored that Mayor Goodnight has entrusted me with such an important role within IACT. I look forward to working with legislators on policies that help me and my fellow municipal officials govern our communities in the most efficient, effective manner possible,” Fadness said.
The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) is a coalition of municipal officials who seek to improve the quality of life in Indiana through effective government, and is a member of the National League of Cities. Founded in 1891, IACT is one of the oldest state municipal organizations in the country, with 470 cities and towns as members. IACT advocates for municipalities as the official voice of municipal government in Indiana, and promotes good government through education, training and leadership.