Township Trustee to seek Hamilton County Council At-Large Seat
Thursday, August 6 (Fishers) – Jeff Hern, Fall Creek Township Trustee, announced today that he is formally seeking a seat on the Hamilton County Council. Hern, along with his wife Kathy, and their three children reside in Fishers, where he has served his community as trustee since 2011.
As executive of the township, Hern has worked diligently for the residents of Fall Creek Township with a fiscally conservative hand since taking office. In his first year in office, he took the Township to a debt-free status where it remains today. He has consistently lowered the tax rate (12.56% reduction since 2011). He has improved fire protection by purchasing a tanker truck, ambulance and rescue boat for the Fishers Fire Department with absolutely no debt. Hern has formed partnerships within the community with Youth Assistance Program and HSE Schools Vocational Adult programs. Under his guidance, the Township has developed other programs such as the annual backpack program, financial classes, coat drives, etc. without using tax dollars. In 2014, Hern initiated a $193,500 restoration of 6 abandoned cemeteries and secured the purchase of two park properties with an overage of taxes collected from a previous administration.
“My experience has prepared me to take this next step to county council,” said Hern. “I firmly believe in fiscally conservative government and would like to continue my efforts on a county-wide level to better serve our residents. As Trustee, I have worked to financially balance services provided with available funds and partner with other organizations and groups as to not put additional burden on our residents through additional or higher taxes.”
In addition to his work as Trustee, Hern is a National Kroger Team Leader & National Account Manager for Johnsonville Foods. He serves on the Ball State Marketing Department Board of Advisors and President of BSU Delta Tau Delta house Corporation. Locally, Hern is active within his church and the HSE Sports Organization coaching and serving as Vice President of Facilities for Lacrosse. He works closely with the Indiana Township Association on legislative issues and the pursuit of good government statewide. Jeff has a Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University (1992).