Official Magazine of the City of Fishers â€˘ December 2016
Think Fishers is the official magazine for the City of Fishers, Indiana, produced by the City of Fishers Public Relations Department. Additional copies are available at Fishers City Hall. For more information, visit us at www.fishers.in.us. On the Cover: Holiday lights shine at the Reynold's Farm Equipment display Left: Mayor Fadness accepts the Community of the Year award from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce
MAYOR Scott A. Fadness
A MESSAGE FROM
CITY COUNCIL Selina Stoller, Northwest District
Last month I had the great pleasure of accepting the 2016 Community of the Year
Eric Moeller, North Central District
Award from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. While I’m certainly very proud of the
Brad DeReamer, Northeast District
work our team has done over the past few years to earn such an honor, I will be the first to say this is only the beginning.
David George, Southwest District John Weingardt, South Central District Pete Peterson, Southeast District
We’ve made great progress toward our vision of becoming a smart, vibrant,
Rich Block, At Large
entrepreneurial city and a look back at this year’s top announcements on pages 8
Cecilia Coble, At Large
and 9 provides a bit of insight into how that vision is manifesting with exciting new
Todd Zimmerman, At Large
projects each month.
CITY JUDGE Still, our work continues. The Fishers 2040 long-range plan will serve as our roadmap
Daniel E. Henke
as we forge ahead. We’ll continue to be intentional about the community we’re creating for you and your family and the generations to follow.
CITY CLERK Jennifer Kehl
CITY CONTROLLER Oscar Gutierrez Yours in Service,
CITY ATTORNEY Chris Greisl
PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR Scott Fadness
CITY OF FISHERS, INDIANA Fishers City Hall One Municipal Drive
We answer questions every day about all things Fishers via private messages, posts
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and mentions on our Facebook and Twitter pages. We figured, if one resident has a
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question about the community, it’s likely that another may have the same question
and would benefit from the answer. That’s why we want to encourage you to share your questions by using the hashtag #AskFishers. We’ll select a few questions to
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feature here each month.
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Why are police stopping and directing traffic on Olio Road just north of 116th? Genni, via Facebook
ENGINEERING DIRECTOR Jeff Hill
PARKS & RECREATION DIRECTOR Tony Elliot The Fishers Police Department is hired by HSE Schools to help
POLICE CHIEF Mitch Thompson
direct traffic at certain times of day to and from the many school sites along Olio Road.
FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES CHIEF Steve Orusa
IT DIRECTOR Tracy Gaynor
FLEET MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR Elliot Hultgren
Where will the new IKEA store be located?
HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR
Jeffrey, via Facebook
PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR Autumn Gasior
THINK FISHERS EDITOR Tiffany Rogers, Communications Manager
The new IKEA Fishers will be located along the eastern side of I-69, just south of the east 116th Street exit along USA Parkway. IKEA
DESIGN & LAYOUT
Fishers broke ground in October and is expected to open next fall.
Elizabeth Creakbaum, Brand Coordinator
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AROUNDFISHERS We want a glimpse into city life from your perspective. Each month, weâ€™ll feature your photos from #AroundFishers. To submit your photos, simply use the hashtag #AroundFishers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram when you share photos of your favorite local spots and activities. facebook.com/FishersIN
Photos Provided By: 1. Lisa Wilkins, @LisaWilkins_ via Twitter 2. Casey Cawthon, caseyncawthon via Instagram 3. Tashi, tashi_thetibetanterrier via Instagram 4. Susan Davis, @indysuz13 via Twitter 5. Corey Williams, coreyalanphotog via Instagram 6. Cait McCready, mcmammamia via Instagram 4
SHOP FRESH. SHOP LOCAL.
ALL WINTER LONG. The Fishers Farmers Market is a favorite among residents, drawing more than 40,000 patrons throughout the summer season.
Because of the market’s success, the City
announced the addition of a Winter Farmers Market that will be held indoors at the Billericay Park building. The winter market will run from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays through March 18. The market offers a diverse mix of vendors, from produce to dairy to meat and
prepared goods. The Fishers Farmers Market is sponsored by IU Health Saxony Hospital, BEE Window, Inc. and The Chiropractic Wellness Connection. Stop by this Saturday to stock up on all of your favorites.
• Artisano’s Oils & Spices • The Bacon Guy • The Bearded Baker • Bliss Haven Farms • Garcia Gardens • Generations Pie Company • Gluten Free Creations, Inc. • Grace and Truth Farms • Grandpa’s Beef Jerky • Guacamole & More, LLC • Harvest Café Coffee & Tea • Johnnie Raber Family Farm • Love & Cobbler • Mathoo’s Eggrolls • Morehouse Premium Pork • Mother Noble • Our Garden Soap • Skillington Farms • Some Like it Hot • Tulip Tree Creamery • Your Family’s Pasta 5
GROWING STARTS HERE
Councilmen Todd Zimmerman & Eric Moeller
What started as a service learning project for high school
lunch program while also learning the importance of a healthy
students is literally blossoming in the Fishers community. In the
lifestyle and taking responsibility of maintaining and caring for
summer of 2016, Fishers City Councilmen Todd Zimmerman and
the plants. Both students and staff will learn the importance of
Eric Moeller provided seed money to the Hamilton Southeastern
water conservation, the need for more good with less available
space, and the effects of pesticides in all ecosystems.”
The funds were intended to provide a
hands on, service learning opportunity for high school students in the area of philanthropy. Eight students were challenged to
In her proposal, Denise Jarrett highlighted that Fishers
collect applications, establish selection criteria, and administer
Elementary desires to be a catalyst for the HSE school system and
for the community at large in establishing a connection between
Students were forced to wrestle with competing
priorities and complex questions like return on investment and
healthy minds and healthy bodies.
This idea is supported by
principal Brian Sloan, “I feel [the hydroponic garden] has the potential to bring more students into various science and project
The unanimous selection was “Growing Starts Here,” an
innovative hydroponic garden concept developed by Denise Jarrett, Teresa Miller, and Lori Fox of Fishers Elementary
The Zimmerman Moeller model, where students are impacting
Hamilton Southeastern High School student, Haeli
other students, their schools, and their community is one the
Juthani, describes the selection, we were excited to provide an
Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation hopes to not only
opportunity for “students to be a part of the school community
continue but to expand.
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN SCHOOLS www.hse.k12.in.us @HSESchools HSESchools
SCHOOLS 12 Elementary Schools 4 Intermediate Schools 4 Junior High Schools 2 High Schools
STUDENTS 21,000+ Students
STAFF 2,700+ Full-Time Employees
TOP PERFORMING SCHOOLS Two nationally ranked high schools, both ranked in the Top 10 in the State of Indiana by U.S. News & World Report; 5 National Blue Ribbon Schools; HSE Schools is rated an “A” School Corporation by the Indiana Department of Education and is home to 15 IDOE Four-Star Schools: the most in the state.
$18.7 Million received by 2015-2016 seniors
HSE Students and staff donate thousands of dollars annually, including a lifetime total of over one million dollars to the American Heart Association
95% PUBLIC FUNDING $17 Million Annually 71% of the community voted on May 3, 2016 to increase the number of teachers & help reduce class sizes
White (75.5%) Hispanic (6.1%) Asian (6.3%) African American (7%) Multiracial (4.9%) Pacific Islander (.1%) American Indian (.2%) DECEMBER 2016
Paid (86.5%) Reduced (4.2%) Free (9.3%)
YEAR IN REVIEW
headquarters and more than 300 jobs
Looking back at the Year's Top Announcements
to Fishers Point Business Park. Braden Business
plans to relocate its headquarters to a In September, Fishers was named Indiana
new four-story building in the Nickel
Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Community
of the Year. The Chamber took notice of
At the top of the year in January, global
add 90 new full-time jobs by 2020.
our efforts to become a smart, vibrant
golf entertainment leader, Topgolf
Republic Services chose Fishers as
and entrepreneurial city. As we work daily
International, announced Fishers as
home to its Customer Resource Center
toward that vision, it’s becoming clear that
its first Indiana location. The three-
at Concourse at Crosspoint.
Fishers is a center for innovation, a place
where businesses want to locate and a
competitive golfing games for all ages
Construction continues on STANLEY’s
great place to live.
and skill levels as well as an extensive
new headquarters; opening is expected
food and beverage menu.
in mid-2017. Construction on Braden’s
Plate District. The company plans to
headquarters is underway as well with
This year was full of momentum and it’s fitting to take a look back at some of the
Topgolf broke ground on the Fishers
opening expected early summer 2017.
year’s most notable announcements, and
location in November and plans to
Republic’s Customer Resource Center
look ahead as this year’s projects continue
open for business in fall 2017.
is up and running and the company is continuing to hire to fill 426 new jobs.
In April, as part of Fishers’ mental
In May, Fishers became the only
Ventures, LLC, the parent company of
health initiative, the City launched
Indiana city to receive a AAA rating
Inside Indiana Business, announced
from Standard and Poor’s (S&P). The
plans to establish a bureau and studio
encouraging residents to be stigma-
designation has saved the City more
production facilities at the new Launch
free in regards to mental health
than $1 million on bond agreements.
Fishers facility in Fishers.
challenges. The Stigma Free Fishers
FPD also rolled out its innovative
pledge is a commitment to learn more
“Our Launch Fishers location will be
about mental health, see the person,
important to the continued growth
not the illness and take action.
communication with patrol officers.
Indiana’s exciting innovation story,”
The efforts to become a stigma-free
In August, the app lead to its first
said Grow Indiana Media Ventures
community continue, and residents
arrest of a driver for operating while
President, Gerry Dick.
intoxicated. Residents can download
the app to report suspicious activity at
of our brand and our ability to tell
In June, plans for a new redevelopment
July brought news of Central Indiana
August was an exciting month for
project at the northeast corner of North
Orthopedics plans to build a MedTech
our continued efforts to become an
and Maple Streets was announced. 1
Park that includes a medical campus
entrepreneurial city. Together with
North will feature a three-story office
east of St. Vincent’s in Fishers, an
Citimark, we announced a proposal for
building, a 500-space parking garage
a tech campus to anchor our certified
and a mixed-use building. RQAW will
additional medical offices. Construction
tech park. Citimark made plans to
relocate its headquarters and up to 60
is scheduled to being early spring 2017.
redevelop the former Schwab building
jobs to the building.
on the corner of Technology Lane and The City also got a new look, with the
Visionary Way and build an additional
Demolition on the existing homes in
unveiling of the new Horizon Logo.
800,000 square feet of office space
the area is underway and construction
Each element of the logo tells a piece
within the park.
on the parking garage will begin
of the community’s story. Learn more
anytime. Completion is anticipated in
Citimark is scheduled to close on the buildings
renovations to begin shortly after.
The Nickel Plate District got a little
November was a win for Harley-
brighter this October as the first public
Department’s new Chief of Police
art display in a series of three was
announced plans to move from its
following Chief Kehl’s retirement.
unveiled on The Edge parking garage.
Carmel location and build a new
The artwork by Rachel Johnson is titled
dealership along State Road 37 near
In his new role he’s committed to
126th Street in the Reynolds Industrial
“ensuring both the community and
silhouettes of local entrepreneurs.
the agency that FPD will continue to be successful”.
Park. Construction is scheduled to begin in March 2017.
The highly anticipated IKEA Fishers also broke ground in October. The store is slated to open next fall.
SHARING PROGRESS Mental Health Task Force Wraps Up 2016 Action Items
This time last year, the City’s Mental Health Task Force released its Report to the Community including recommendations and measurable goals for 2016. The Task Force identified seven recommendations surrounding education and training and two recommendations for resources and access. During a mental health summit last month, the Task Force’s work groups shared their progress towards those goals. Phase II of the mental health initiative will include a data-driven effort to prevent mental health crises. The Task Force will continue to support existing and new objectives, under the direction of Suzanne Clifford, Senior Vice President of Integrated Primary Care Services at Community Health Network. The initiative has gained national recognition. Just last month, Mayor Fadness and FFD's Chief Orusa were invited to share the story of the Mental Health Task Force and its progress at the City of New York’s Cities Thrive mental health conference. A group of local clergy members also gathered monthly throughout the year to better understand the mental health challenges faced by those they serve. Together, the group agreed to focus their efforts on teenage suicide prevention. The group completed a “Teen Suicide 101” training presented by Mental Health America. The clergy members were also given an opportunity to provide Chaucie’s Place’s evidence-based youth suicide prevention program to their staff members.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT! To view the full mental health report and learn more about the initiative, visit us at www.fishers.in.us/mentalhealth. Residents can also join in the fight against the stigma surrounding mental health challenges by taking the Stigma Free Fishers pledge and sharing personal stories with members of the community at stigmafreefishers.com.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EDUCATION & TRAINING RECOMMENDATION 1
Developan education program for
Quarterly audit/review of mental health runs to see what can be learned
Fishers Police Department and Fishers Fire Department • Fishers Police Department is
• The Task Force is working to merge mental health data between the police and fire departments and obtain outcome data from hospitals. • Audit development is nearing completion.
working to have all officers Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trained; more than half of the department’s officers have been trained. • Fishers Fire Department has developed quarterly mental health trainings for all members. • Fishers Fire Department has also
Enhance the City’s partnerships with
Develop systemic comprehensive
behavioral health providers
plan for the schools
• Throughout the year, behavioral health providers were
• Hamilton Southeastern Schools hired a mental health coordinator
trained its emergency personnel
integrated into task force work
in the Columbia Suicide Severity
teams. Mayor Fadness and Chief
Rating Scale and placed the scale on
Orusa continue to meet with
teachers grade 5-12 have been
all patient reports.
trained in suicide prevention;
for the district. • All school psychologists and
training is ongoing for elementary school teachers and new staff members.
• HSE Schools is working with
Develop a youth training plan for public safety departments • Next year FPD School Resource Officers (SROs) will begin implementing a mental health component to their existing junior high class training. • All SROs have completed CIT training.
Chaucie’s Place to evaluate curriculum for suicide prevention for junior high and high school students.
Develop a community-wide communications campaign
Develop an awareness training
• City launched Stigma Free Fishers campaign in April; campaign continues with
program for coaches • HSE SPORTS has distributed a
initiatives by community members and students. • Mental Health resources were shared throughout the year at community-wide events, including the Fishers Farmers Market, “Happiness Is” Arts Crawl and the
“Mental Fitness” fact sheet to over 13,000 families and coaches. • The organization works to educate
Senior Expo. • The City works to bring awareness to the Stigma Free Fishers message through events like Mental Health Month, National Recovery Month and Movember.
parents on mental health through its website and e-newsletter.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR RESOURCES & ACCESS RECOMMENDATION 1
Remodel paramedicine program to include protocol for mental health calls
Develop Intensive Care Coordination
• Fishers Fire Department is currently working to create a program in partnership with ASPIRE Indiana and Community Health Network to provide follow-up care
program for youth • HSE Schools is in the final stages of evaluating Request for Proposals to
for Fishers youth. • The department is also working on response and transport models to ensure that patients are taken to the most appropriate place for mental health treatment.
select a mental health provider to partner with to provide services
SPECIAL EVENTS Santa's Mailbox
Pictures with Santa
Now - Dec. 12 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 7 & Thursday, Dec. 8 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Fishers City Hall & Fishers Parks and Recreation Office | Free
City Hall (1 Municipal Drive) | Free
Let us deliver some magic from the holiday straight to your
Save your money by capturing your child’s photo with Santa at
mailbox! Children in 4th grade and younger are invited to write a
City Hall. Pictures with Santa takes place on two different days
letter filled with their precious holiday wishes and drop if off in
for convenience and is free to attend! While waiting in line your
Santa’s Mailbox. Letters need to be dropped off by Monday, Dec.
children can see and take photos with a live reindeer and enjoy
12 at 4:30 p.m. to ensure Santa has enough time to reply! Please
light refreshments. Each family is provided one free photo,
include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with letters. Santa’s
including a photo frame, with Santa in his sleigh.
Mailbox is available inside of City Hall (1 Municipal Drive) and the Fishers Parks & Recreation office (11565 Brooks School Road).
Winnie the Pooh Day Sunday, Jan. 15 | 1 - 3 p.m.
Cumberland Park Building | Free
Friday, Dec. 2 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Families of all ages are invited to escape the house during our
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater | Free
National Winnie the Pooh Day open house. Bring or wear your
Bundle up for a cheerful celebration in the Nickle Plate District!
favorite Winnie the Pooh clothing and stuffed animals to enjoy
Our walkable downtown comes to life during Frost Fest offering
the celebration. For convenience, activities will take place in and
your family a new holiday tradition filled with an ice carving
outdoors, ensuring your family can warm up inside! Outdoor
demonstration, photo booth, petting zoo including live reindeer
activities include Pooh Sticks, animal artifacts, a 100 Acre Wood
and much more. During the event, a kid’s tent will offer free
story nook, and games. Inside, families can enjoy crafts, games
games and activities while families wait for the arrival of Santa
and light refreshments. Don’t forget to bring your camera,
Claus in Fishers. Light refreshments will be available on a first
Winnie the Pooh will be stopping by during this program, and
come, first served basis, and the event will conclude with the
parents, we encourage you to share your best photos with hashtag
lighting of our holiday tree and a story from Santa himself.
#WinnieinFishers for a chance to be featured!
PROGRAMS TWO TIMES THE FUN!
FOR LITTLE ONES
Join in the interactive play with your two-year-old and with
other toddlers. Parents, participation and pre-registration
Thursday, Dec. 8
are both required so you can get in on the fun too!
Billericay Park Building | 10:30 a.m. - noon Resident $14, NonResident $21
Register by Dec. 1 with Activity Title "Holiday Cookies"
Thursday, Dec. 15 Billericay Park Building | 10 - 11 a.m.
Breakfast with the Grinch
Resident $6, NonResident $9
Saturday, Dec. 10
Register by Dec. 8 with Activity Title "TTTF Christmas Cuties"
Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Building | 9 - 10 a.m. Resident $12, NonResident $18
Register by Dec. 2 with Activity Title "Bfast with the Grinch"
Friday, Jan. 27 Billericay Park Building | 10 - 11 a.m.
Chinese New Year Celebration
Resident $6, NonResident $9
Tuesday, Jan. 24
Register by Jan. 20 with Activity Title "TTTF Snow Angels"
Billericay Park Building | 10:30 a.m. - noon Resident $2, NonResident $3 Register by Jan. 17 with Activity Title "Chinese New Year"
PLAYFULL HOURS Your child(ren) ages 1 to 5 are invited to PlayFULL Hours for unstructured play time! Each class focuses on a specific theme, and themes vary year-round. Parents, participation is required so you can socialize alongside your little one.
Indoor Fort Building Friday, Dec. 16 Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Building | 10 - 11 a.m. Resident $2, NonResident $3 Register by Dec. 14 with Activity Title "PFH Fort Building"
Things that Go! Tuesday, Jan. 31 Billericay Park Building | 10 - 11 a.m. Resident $2, NonResident $3 Register by Jan. 30 with Activity Title "PFH Shapes"
PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH & TEENS Holly Jolly Crafts
Chime In! Glass Fusing
Tuesday, Dec. 13
Saturday, Jan. 21
Billericay Park Building | 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Building | 1 - 2 p.m.
Resident $8, NonResident $12
Resident $26, NonResident $29
Register by Dec. 6 with Activity Title "Holly Jolly Crafts"
Register by Jan. 14 with Activity Title "Chime In Glass Fusing"
Tuesday, Dec. 20
Friday, Feb. 3
Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Building | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Billericay Park Building | 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Resident $10, NonResident $14
Resident $17, NonResident $26
Register by Dec. 13 with Activity Title "Glam Jams"
Register by Jan. 27 with Activity Title "Mad Scientists"
Discovery Club Friday, Jan. 13
Billericay Park Building | 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Resident $17, NonResident $26
Register by Jan. 6 with Activity Title "Discovery Club"
Tuesdays, Jan. 17, Feb. 28, Mar. 28, & Apr. 25 Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Building | 3 - 4 p.m. Free Register by ??? with Activity Title "Book Club"
BEFORE YOU PARTICIPATE... You Must Register in Advance Registration can be completed online at the Fishers Park website (www.fishers.in.us/parks), by mailing your completed form with payment, or in person at the Fishers Parks office. (Phone registration not accepted.)
Check It Out! For additional information regarding these programs, as well as other events and partner classes, be sure to visit the Fishers Parks website.
Fishers Parks & Recreation 11565 Brooks School Road Fishers, Indiana 46037 (317) 595-3150
Office Hours: Monday - Friday | 8:30am - 4:30pm (Except Holidays)
Breakfast with Santa
National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)
Saturday, Dec. 3 | 8:30 - 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 13 | 6:30 p.m.
Delaware Township Community Center
Geist Christain Church
9094 E 131 Street, Fishers 46038
12756 Promise Road, Fishers 46038
Mudsock Quilters Guild Monday, Dec. 12 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Fishers United Methodist Church
To view public meeting dates and submit community events
9691 E 116th Street, Fishers 46037
for publication, visit www.fishers.in.us/calendars
Winter Farmers' Market Saturdays, Now - Mar. 18 | 9 a.m. - noon Billericay Park Building Stock up on your favorite local goods and fresh produce all winter long at the Winter Farmers Market. The market runs from 9 a.m. noon on Saturdays at the Billericay Park Building. Learn more on page 5.
LOCAL ARTISTS TRANSFORM SIGNAL BOXES Three local artists were selected by Fishers Arts Council and the City to paint six signal boxes in the Nickel Plate District. The original designs of William Denton Ray, Marc Anderson and Jacque Hammonds have livened up the utility boxes along 116th Street and Commercial Drive. The artwork is sealed with a graffiti-resistant coating and is expected to last up to three years.
FISHERS MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE RECOGNIZED AT NYC CONFERENCE Last month, Mayor Scott Fadness and Chief Orusa were invited to share the story of Fishers’ mental health initiative and the Task Force’s progress at the City of New York’s “Cities Thrive” mental health conference. The Task Force is currently working toward completion of its first set of objectives. Learn more on page 10.
HARLEY-DAVIDSON PLANS MOVE TO FISHERS Last month, Harley-Davidson announced plans to sell its Carmel property and build a new dealership along State Road 37 in the Reynolds Industrial Park. Construction on the new location is expected to begin in March. The company also purchased two commercial lots that will be available for development.
SNOW CLEARING Fishers DPW consistently exceeds national service averages for snow clearing. The department’s prioritization for road clearing is primary roads, including 116th Street, 96th Street and Allisonville Road, followed by secondary roads such as Hoosier Road, Hague Road, Lantern Road, 121st Street and Brooks School Road followed by subdivision streets and cul-desacs. Follow @FishersDPW on Twitter for updates on their efforts throughout the season.