136 N Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204


Wednesday, April 19

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Welcome & Introductions
9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Quality of Place vs. Tax Incentives
9:40 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Site selection firms assist companies of all sizes looking to expand or relocate, and what these selectors are looking for on behalf of their clients has evolved over time. Our panel will offer an update on how companies are weighing quality of place amenities versus a variety of state and local tax incentives and offer behind-the-scenes info on what generates the most positive responses from their clients.
Speaker: Chad Sweeney, Senior Principal, Ginovus LLC

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

From being on the Force to Managing the Force – Perspectives from Former Policeman turned Mayors
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Public safety management, morale, staffing levels, and negotiations are complex issues for any mayor. Sometimes it’s hard to crack the code and figure out what your officers need or want. This panel of former officers will offer unique insight into law enforcement and how this insight has helped them work more cooperatively with their departments.
Speakers: Chuck Fewell, Mayor, City of Greenfield; Mark Myers, Mayor, City of Greenwood; Mark Senter, Mayor, City of Plymouth

Lunch & Awards Presentation
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

A Word from our State Leaders
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
In this 2017 MI series, mayors will hear from a panel of Holcomb administration leaders about new policies, plans for the term, legislative proposals, and much more. Bring your questions and concerns to each session and prepare for a great dialogue.
Speakers: Tracy Barnes, Chief of Staff, Office of Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch; Doug Carter, Superintendent, Indiana State Police; Joe McGuinness, Commissioner, Indiana Department of Transportation

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Mayors Idea Exchange
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
A special project, an innovative solution or just something cool that others can learn from are the only criteria for the Mayors Idea Exchange. During each Mayors Institute this dedicated time for creative dialogue and candid interaction has become one of the most valued and anticipated workshops on the agenda.
Speakers: Shon Byrum, Mayor, City on Winchester; Tom McDermott, Jr., Mayor, City of Hammond; John von Arx III, President/CEO, Volunteers of America, Indiana

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

State of Play – An End-of-Session Outlook
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Speaker: Matt Greller, Executive Director & CEO, Aim

6:00 p.m
The Tap Brewery and Craft Beer Bar
306 N Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Thursday, April 20

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Solving your Housing Shortage as a Means for Generating Job Growth and Investment
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
When your housing stock isn’t large enough or diverse enough to support the talent new employers are looking for, what are your options? How can you attract new developers to your communities when local entrepreneurs aren’t providing enough housing choices to cover the broad needs of existing or potential employers? These questions have been raised by several Hoosier mayors and we went in search of some answers. Attend this MI discussion to learn what we found out!
Speakers: Jane Hendrickson, Boxer Girl, LLC; Scott Baldwin, Executive Vice President/Principal, Envoy

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Governor Holcomb’s Approach to Indiana’s Opioid Abuse and Overdose Crisis
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Drug addiction and treatment are matters dominating headlines, as well as weighing on the hearts and minds of all mayors in Indiana. Mayors on-hand will learn about the state’s new strategy for tackling this crisis with a multi-pronged approach from the Director charged with putting the strategy into action.
Speaker: Jim McClelland, Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement, State of Indiana

11:30 a.m.

The Terminal