Fishers2040 is well underway but before we got too far along we want to introduce you to the individuals that will help guide the planning process from stakeholder engagement to defining the scope of work for the plan.
Mayor Scott Fadness
As the City of Fishers’ first Mayor, Scott Fadness manages the day-to-day operations of the City and leads a team of 12 department directors. Mayor Fadness is a proven, fiscally-responsible leader focused on Fishers’ future. He has promoted creative solutions to retain and create jobs, redevelop Fishers’ downtown and establish Fishers as a hub of entrepreneurial activity, and works tirelessly to ensure the Fishers’ success story continues.
As President of the Fishers City Council, Pete Peterson has worked to provide structure to one of Indiana’s fastest growing communities by advocating for a safe and friendly community. Pete Peterson represents residents of the Southeast district. Pete has helped the Fishers community grow through several projects including the completion and opening of the Amphitheater, the Depot, The Switch, and The Edge mixed use developments in the Nickel Plate District.
Warren Harling became acquainted with Fishers when his brother built a home in one of the first subdivisions, Sunblest Country View. While living in the old downtown, he became active in solving the flooding issues of the time when councilman Roy Holland volunteered him for a seat on the Planning Commission. At his first public hearing they nominated him to also serve on the BZA. He still serves on both the BZA and Planning Commission (approx. 22 years) as president of both. He also serves as chairman of various PUD committees along with the Nickel Plate review committee. When he isn’t volunteering his time to our City, he manages a mortgage company in Fishers, and his wife has a large daycare operation in Fishers.
Ellen Rosenthal assumed leadership of Conner Prairie in 2003 and was named president and CEO in 2005 at a pivotal time in the museum’s history. Since, she has engineered the total transformation of what had been a traditional living history museum into today’s immersive and interactive history park. Her unique approach to focusing on experiential learning and guest immersion has resulted in more than a 240 percent increase in annual attendance. More than 360,000 guests visit Conner Prairie’s historic grounds and indoor experiences annually.
CEO & Chief Entrepreneur of Memory Ventures, Anderson Schoenrock has a diverse background in business, management and finance. Drawn to Fishers budding entrepreneurial culture, Schoenrock relocated his family and his company from Los Angeles to Fishers. Memory Ventures offices can now be found within Meyer Najem.
Leah McGrath joined the City of Fishers as Deputy Mayor in July 2015. 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.