Official Magazine of the City of Fishers â€¢ May 2017
ENJOY SUMMER IN THE NPD page 4
TALKING MENTAL HEALTH page 6
WEDDINGS & WINES page 8
Think Fishers is the official magazine for the City of Fishers, Indiana. It is produced in-house by the City of Fishers Public Relations Department. Additional copies are available at City Hall. For more information, visit www.fishers.in.us. ON THE COVER: Join us as we celebrate Memorial Day at Liberty Plaza on the Central Green May 29. LEFT: City officials meet with Stigma Free HSE to discuss raising Mental Health Awareness.
A MESSAGE FROM
Scott A. Fadness DEPUTY MAYOR Leah McGrath
May is an exciting time for the Indy metro: the Indy 500 adds a buzz around town, the warmer weather draws us outside to enjoy parks and trails, and many families in our community are prepping for summer camps and graduation celebrations.
CITY COUNCIL David George, Council President and Southwest District
These experiences – both as new beginnings and old traditions – are what bring us
together as a community. As Fishers continues to grow at a fast pace, there are new
Council Vice President and At Large
faces, new neighborhoods, and new opportunities to create new memories. Whether
Rich Block, At Large
it’s the Summer Concert Series, Saturday Fishers Farmers’ Market, Parks and Rec
Cecilia Coble, At Large
programs, or just enjoying a family bike ride, creating a vibrant sense of community
Brad DeReamer, Northeast District
is one of our top priorities.
Eric Moeller, North Central District Pete Peterson, Southeast District
Part of creating community-wide vibrancy means tackling tough topics. The stigma
Selina Stoller, Northwest District
around mental illness is a real issue in our community and with May representing
John Weingardt, South Central District
Mental Health Awareness Month, we’ll be promoting positive mental health and the ways we are #StigmaFreeFishers. Mental illness transcends all ethnicities, income
levels, and age groups and we’re not immune to it here in Fishers. Our feature story
Daniel E. Henke
outlines the actions we’re taking to prompt honest conversations with your family, neighbors and coworkers around mental health.
CITY CLERK Jennifer Kehl
I hope to see you out in the parks, at the Nickel Plate Amp, or at an upcoming Farmers’ Market. I love hearing about how you’re taking part in what our city has to offer, so share your adventures by tagging #aroundFishers.
CITY CONTROLLER Oscar Gutierrez CITY ATTORNEY
Yours in Service,
Chris Greisl PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR Eric Pethtel
PLANNING & ZONING DIRECTOR Tony Bagato
FISHERS CITY HALL 1 Municipal Drive Fishers, Indiana 46038 317.595.3111 | www.fishers.in.us
We answer questions every day about all things Fishers via private messages,
posts and mentions on our Facebook and Twitter pages. We figured, if one resident has a question about the community, it’s likely that another may have the same
question. That’s why we encourage you to share your questions by using the hashtag #AskFishers, and each month we’ll share a featured question here.
TWITTER @FishersIN What are the little white squares painted on some of the streets in INSTAGRAM
Fishers (136th St. and SR 37) for? Gary Snyder, via Facebook
ENGINEERING DIRECTOR Jeff Hill These are the locations that need to be staked and marked in PARKS & RECREATION DIRECTOR
preparation for test drilling. As required by law, the Indiana 811
requires that “dig locations be white lined” and thus white paint is needed on the pavement and some white flagging is needed on
the stakes. Once these are marked in the field we can put in the
Indiana 811 underground utility locate requests and begin drilling.
FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES CHIEF Steve Orusa IT DIRECTOR Tracy Gaynor We want a glimpse into city life from your perspective, so each month we’ll feature CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
your photos from around our community! 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.
HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR Cici Conover ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR Brandon Dickinson PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR Ashley Elrod MARKETING & PR MANAGER Kara Hall DESIGN & LAYOUT Elizabeth Creakbaum, Brand Coordinator Corey Williams (@coreyalanphotog) via Instagram
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There’s so much going on this summer in the Nickel Plate District! Whether you’re looking for live music, seasonal goodies at our Farmers’ Market, or to connect with friends and neighbors, we have something for everyone. For more information, visit www.fishers.in.us/NPDsummer. TUESDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES presented by IU Health Saxony The City of Fishers is thrilled to celebrate its 15th year of the Tuesday Night Concert Series! Gather your friends and family to enjoy our extended concert season running from June 6 through August 8. Don’t miss your favorite acts, including An Innocent Band (6/13), Dave & Rae (7/18) and many more!
AMP AFTER DARK CONCERT SERIES From 90’s band Smash Mouth to 80’s heartthrob Loverboy, Friday nights at the AMP are bigger and better than ever! Concerts are free to the public and will start on June 2 and run through Labor Day weekend. *National shows require tickets which can be obtained through
including the Arts Crawl, a visit from the
MOVIES IN THE PARK
promotions from the sponsoring radio
Indianapolis Colts, Live Band Karaoke and
sponsored by Wasson Nursery
stations. For details, visit our website at
more. Happy Hour will take place from
Grab a blanket, some popcorn and sit back
6 - 9 PM for national acts and from 7 - 9
and enjoy this season’s biggest movies
PM for local artists.
with your family and friends! Movies are free to attend and start at sunset,
CONCERTS ON THE CENTRAL GREEN presented by Meyer Najem
FISHERS FARMERS’ MARKET
which is usually around 8:45 PM. Be
Pack your lunch and head over to Liberty
sponsored by IU Health Saxony
sure to share your photos with us using
Plaza on the Central Green to enjoy a free
Our popular summer Fishers Farmers’
lunchtime concert performed by various
Market returns this month! This season
local artists! These shows will take place
will feature all of your favorite seasonal
from Noon – 1 PM every Wednesday from
goodies from over 55 full and part-time
May through October, weather permitting.
vendors. The whole family will enjoy live music, entertainment and cooking
HAPPY HOUR IN THE DISTRICT
demonstrations while stocking up on
Join us on the Central Green for this
fresh local products. Follow the Fishers
brand new addition to our AMP After
Farmers’ Market on Facebook and
Dark Concert Series! Each week will
Instagram to keep up with the latest
feature new and exciting attractions,
THINK FISHERS: What’s your 30-second infomercial about
FISHERS BIZ SPOTLIGHT
Stratosphere Quality? TOM GRAY: We’re a quality company. Named to the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest- Growing Companies four years in a row, we are the largest quality inspection company in North America and serve customers worldwide with work in various sectors including: automotive, medical device, and others. Last year, we sorted over 400 million parts and found over 15 million non-conforming parts. TF: What’s one unique connection your business has to Fishers? [or] What do you love most about being in Fishers? STEVE CAGE: We love being part of this community. I live in Fishers, and take pride in being headquartered here. We benefit from being part of a pro-business, supportive community with an entrepreneurial atmosphere. It helps us think innovatively as we continually grow. TG: We’ve always done business from Fishers and we have ties to this community. There is a lot of support here for a growing business like ours. We have two facilities in Fishers but we conduct work for customers throughout the world. TF: To us, Fishers is smart, vibrant, and entrepreneurial. Which of those words can you or your business most identify with? Why? TG: Mostly with ‘entrepreneurial.’ Stratosphere Quality has grown exponentially in the last eight years from $8 million in revenue in 2009 to $122 million last year. We feel there are many similarities between the growth our company and our city have experienced.
As part of the Business Spotlight series, Think
Under Mayor Fadness’ leadership, the City of Fishers has really
Fishers sat down with Stratosphere Quality’s
become a model for entrepreneurs. When you have elements like
Chairman, Steve Cage, and CEO, Tom Gray for
Launch Fishers, the Indiana Internet of Things Lab-Fishers, and
an insider’s look at the local company which
new development, and then look at how the city has evolved over the
announced a business expansion in April.
years, the entrepreneurial vision that Mayor Fadness offers makes it exciting to be part of that environment. TF: What new initiatives, products, or job openings do you have coming up? TG: We recently announced a five year growth plan building upon our ties to the automotive industry, but also capitalizing on the increased focus on quality in other industries. We’re currently hiring for engineering positions,quality managers, and quality inspectors. You can view job openings at www.stratospherequality.com/careers.
Steve Cage and Tom Gray, Stratosphere Quality
For more information on Stratosphere Quality,
TF: What’s your favorite lunch in Fishers? SC: Puccini’s Sweet Lil’ Razorback Pizza
visit www.stratospherequality.com or follow them on Twitter at @improveproducts.
TG: Mediterranean Salad from Brixx
THE NEXT STEP
Fishers looks to bolster Mental Health Awareness across the community
Fishers will host 12 “Big Brains” this summer to help raise awareness of mental health.
In 2015, Mayor Scott Fadness launched the Mental Health Task
issues differently. Working together, the Police Department
Force in response to an alarming reality of our community:
and Fire and Emergency Services Department have the goal of
In 2014, Fishers Police officers conducted 157 immediate
certifying all Paramedics in Crisis Intervention Team training.
detentions on individuals expressing the desire to hurt themselves
or someone else. This began the behind-the-scenes efforts toward
medical services, mental health providers, hospital emergency
tackling the way Fishers’ city services responded to situations
departments and individuals with mental illness and their families
where mental illness may be present. While there has been a great
to improve responses to people in crisis. CIT programs enhance
progression in how Fishers Police and Fishers Fire Department
communication, identify mental health resources for assisting
and Emergency Services respond during these situations, the next
people in crisis and ensure that Medics and Police officers get the
step is to prevent these scenarios and increase the awareness of
training and support that they need.
mental health across the community. As part of continuing education requirements, quarterly training The Mental Health Task Force has approached the Mental Health
topics dealing with a variety of behavioral health issues are
Initiative by breaking it down into small focus areas.
being presented to Fire personnel to increase their knowledge of different types of mental health issues, how to recognize and best
The Role of First Responders
interact with the patient to help provide the most appropriate
Traditionally, the role of first responders is to arrive on-scene,
care for their condition.
mitigate any threatening situations, and oftentimes in the case of a person with mental illness, an immediate detention and
transportation to mental health treatment.
behavioral health issues have shifted as well. By taking a different approach to better serve the needs of the patient, Police and
The first phase of the mental health initiative targeted training
Fire are assessing the patient to determine the most appropriate
emergency personnel to handle situations with behavioral health
Lastly, Fishers is building upon the success of the WeCare Community Paramedic program to provide the same service
FISHERS MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
to patients coming home after admission to the hospital for mental health illness. This will make emergency personnel available to the patient and their family to be sure that everything is in place to help ensure a successful recovery.
MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA OF GREATER INDIANAPOLIS 24-Hour Crisis Line: (317)251.7575
24-Hour Text Line: text CSIS to 839863
In 2016, the City of Fishers launched #StigmaFreeFishers to help combat mental illness stigma. Through that campaign,
residents have pledged to be stigma free, student clubs have
Stigma Free HSE - Founded by two students, Stigma Free
formed, and dialogue within the community has opened.
HSE began to educate the staff and students on mental health and eventually to break the stigma toward mental
While there has been some success at creating a stigma free
illness. The club meets monthly. Follow @StigmaFreeHSE
community, there is much more progress to be made. The
on Twitter for the latest updates and meeting info.
City of Fishers is leading the charge to make the community truly stigma free.
Stigma Free FHS - Focused on breaking down the social stigma related to mental illness, Stigma Free FHS is a new
Starting Community Conversations
student club that meets regularly to bring together students
As a major part of the second phase of the Mental Health
and staff on special initiatives.
Initiative, the City of Fishers is dedicating its time toward increasing community conversations around mental health.
Follow @StigmaFreeFHS on Twitter for the latest updates
The conversation often begins with a simple question: What
and meeting info.
does it mean to be a mentally healthy community? HSE Mental Health Counselors - New in 2016, HSE Schools The goal for a mental health-focused community is
placed mental health counselors throughout the district to
focused on the ability for individuals, families, faith-based
assist students with mental health.
organizations, businesses, and governments to be able to feel safe and supported enough to have honest conversations
PEYTON RIEKHOF FOUNDATION FOR YOUTH HOPE
around mental health and illness.
This local foundation is here to help youth who are dealing with mental health problems and reduce the suicide and
By infusing the mental health conversation into everyday
suicide attempts across our youth population.
interactions, the Mental Health Task Force’s hope is that the general well-being of each family member is
Several volunteer opportunities, resources and programs are
part of the dinner table conversations in our community.
available at www.thepeytonriekhoffoundation.com.
These foundational touchpoints become healthy coping
A FRIEND ASKS APP
mechanisms for when mental illness becomes a reality.
A FREE smart-phone app that helps provide the
Next Steps Throughout
information, tools and resources to help a friend (or 2017,
yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide.
focus on community engagement efforts to spark the conversation about mental wellness. This summer, Fishers
Search: “A Friend Asks” in the Apple App or Google
will host “Big Brains!” an art installation featuring a series
of 12 large, interactive brains to raise the awareness of brain health and performance.
CAMPAIGN TO CHANGE DIRECTION The goal of the Campaign to Change Direction is to change
Share the ways you are breaking down the stigma around
the culture of mental health in America so that all of those
mental illness by sharing your story on social media
in need receive the care and support they deserve.
and tagging #StigmaFreeFishers. More information and community support, visit StigmaFreeFishers.com.
Changedirection.org | #changementalhealth
Weddings, Wine & Wonder
The City of Fishers is home to two marvelous events venues, perfect for weddings, parties, and the occasional Parks & Recreation program
SAXONY HALL - The perfect combination of elegance and an
Along with private events, Fishers Park & Recreation also hosts a
unforgettable setting, Saxony Hall creates the ideal ambiance
variety of social events and programs at both locations. Join us
for every occasion.
for the following events this summer:
We invite you to celebrate life’s special
moments overlooking Saxony Lake’s sparkling water. Saxony Hall is available to rent year-round and can accommodate up to
SIPPIN’ SUMMER NIGHTS
160 seated guests for your wedding ceremony, corporate meeting
Thursday, June 15 | 6:30 - 9:30 PM | Saxony Hall | Free
or social gatherings.
Enjoy a lively atmosphere with delicious food and beverages and great live music while lounging around the fire pits at this adults
Our 4,500 square foot recreation building includes a spectacular
only (21+) sunset gathering. Limited to the first 150 people to
view of Saxony Lake, beautiful fire pits, spacious interior and
register online www.fishers.in.us/summernights by June 8.
stunning stone fireplace. This new venue was built in 2016 on Saxony Lake and Beach, a 300 foot sandy beach situated on a 20
WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY
acre lake. Several packages are available to meet all of your needs.
Wednesday, August 16 | 6 - 9 PM | Ambassador House | Free Adults (21+) will enjoy the spectacular garden views while
THE HISTORIC AMBASSADOR HOUSE & HERITAGE GARDENS -
enjoying small bites provided Mills Catering and The Wellington
Nestled among scenic floral landscapes, the Historic Ambassador
Fishers, and live music. Limited to the first 200 people to register
House and Heritage Gardens is the ideal setting for your dream
online at www.fishers.in.us/summernights by August 11.
wedding, corporate meeting or special event. Originally built in 1826, the Ambassador House is rich in history and charm; and
the Greek Revival style home, private grounds and lush gardens
13362 Pennington Road, Fishers, Indiana 46037
create a stunning ambiance for all of your special occasions.
(317)567.5073 | www.fishers.in.us/saxonyhall www.facebook.com/SaxonyHall
A 2016 Vendor Voted Best of Borrowed & Blue, the facility can host up to 250 guests outdoors on a European-style terrace or
in the 40’ by 100’ foot tent in the gardens from April to October.
10595 Eller Road, Fishers, Indiana 46038
During colder months, the facility can accommodate up to 60
(317)845.4265 | www.ambassadorhouse.org
guests for intimate, indoor weddings and events.
Saxony Hall at Saxony Lake & Beach
The Historic Ambassador House & Heritage Gardens
MOVIES IN THE PARK Friday Nights in May | Sunset | NPD AMP
CITY WIDE OPEN HOUSE
It’s time to roll out the blanket and grab some popcorn - Spring
Monday, May 22 | 3 - 8 PM | NPD AMP
Movies in the Park returns, offering the perfect opportunity to
Mark your calendar for a behind-the-scenes look during the
unwind under the stars on Friday nights! This year, mobile
first-ever City Hall Open House! Building off the popular Touch-
concessions will be available during each show.
a-Truck annual event, attendees will get the chance to interact with construction equipment, snow plows, fire trucks, police cars,
5.05 The Secret Life of Pets
and more. Live demonstrations of road paving, K-9 exercises, and
5.12 Cinderella (2015)
5.26 Finding Dory
extraction begin at 5 p.m. This all-ages, free public event will be fun for the whole family.
FISHERS FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays, May 6 - September 30 | 8 AM - Noon | NPD AMP
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
Returning May 6, shop over 55 vendors this season for all of
Monday, May 29 | 10:30 AM | Liberty Plaza
your favorite seasonal goodies, including Indiana grown, raised,
Celebrate Memorial Day with the City of Fishers as we honor
made, and baked products. The whole family can enjoy live music,
the fallen service members in our community and nation-wide.
entertainment and cooking demonstrations. Don’t miss out on
Boy Scout Troop 199 will present the colors and Mayor Fadness
these Specialty Days throughout the 2017 Market Season:
and a special guest will address the crowd. The Heartland Quintet will also play a few songs to recognize the occasion. Residents
5.27 Pet Day
7.15 BIZ KIDZVendor Day
are encouraged to stay for the duration of the event. 91 year-old
6.03 Strawberry Festival
8.05 Art Market
Fishers resident and retired U.S. Air Cop. Veteran Wayne Caldwell
6.10 Health & Wellness Expo
9.30 Fall Harvest Festival
will be reading Sir Walter Scott’s A Native Land before the moment of silence and playing of TAPS.
PARENT WALK WITH A PROFESSIONAL Thursdays, May 18 - June 22 | 10 - 11 AM | Multiple Locations We’re inviting all parents to join special speakers on short walks
along various multipurpose paths (all ADA accessible) across the
To view a list of upcoming meetings and submit community
City. Light refreshments are provided, and we’ll have games to
events for publication, visit www.fishers.in.us/calendars.
entertain your kids during your walk. No registration is required. 5.18
SPECIAL EVENTS CONCERTS ON THE CENTRAL GREEN
Dr. Michelle, Pediatric Dentist, Brooks School Park
TBD Pediatrician, Holland Park
Mayor Scott Fadness, Flat Fork Creek Park
Dr. Heath, Mental Health Counselor, Cyntheanne Park
Wednesdays, May - October | Noon - 1 PM | Liberty Plaza Grab your lunch and head over to Liberty Plaza on the Central Green to enjoy a free lunchtime concert! These shows will take
place from Noon - 1 PM every Wednesday afternoon, May -
Wednesday, May 24 | 6 - 8 PM | The Historic Ambassador House
October, weather permitting. Presented by Meyer Najem.
Join us every 4th Wednesday, pets and their humans can enjoy a fun social hour. Socialize under the tent, walk the trails and much
5.03 Kelly Isenhower
5.24 Joy Anderson
more! Alcohol will be provided by Metazoa Brewing Co. All ages
5.10 Zach Day
5.31 Phil Pierle
are welcome at these rain or shine events. Dogs must be kept on
5.17 Bret Wiscons
6.07 Kelly Isenhower
leashes and please follow park “petiquette.”
SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE
DIY: SUCCULENT GARDEN SUMMER WREATH
Friday, May 26 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM | NPD AMP
Friday, May 19 | 6:30 - 8 PM | Billericay Park Building
Whether you’re still exploring your summer camp options or
Ages 16+ | Resident $20, Nonresident $30
you’ve already signed up, this event provides a great way to learn
Register by May 12 with activity title Summer Wreath
more about our camps, as well as help prepare kids for their first day! Campers will have a chance to meet the summer camp staff,
GENTLE YOGA 1
play fun games and much more! After the event, stick around
Tuesdays, June 6 - July 25* | 9:30 - 10:30 AM | Ambassador House
for our #FishersMovies screening of Finding Dory, which begins
Ages 55+ | Resident $48, Nonresident $72
at sunset. This event is best suited for children ages 3-13. No
Register by May 30 with activity title Gentle Yoga 1 | *No class July 4
registration is required, but parent supervision is.
GENTLE YOGA 2 Wednesdays, June 7 - July 26* | 2 - 3 PM | Holland Memorial Park
Ages 55+ | Resident $48, Nonresident $72 Register by May 30 with activity title Gentle Yoga 2 | *No class June 21
IT’S A ZOO OUT THERE! Two Times the Fun Program Wednesday, May 17 | 10 - 11 AM | Holland Memorial Park Building
FATHER SON ADVENTURE
Age 2 | Resident $6, Nonresident $9
Friday, June 16 | 6 - 7:30 PM | Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve
Register by May 10 with activity title TTTF It’s a Zoo
Ages 5 - 12 | Resident $8, Nonresident $12 Register by June 9 with activity title Father Son Adventure
BUILD A PLAYGROUND Playfull Hours Program Friday, May 19 | 10 - 11 AM | Holland Memorial Park
MAGNIFICENT MUG PAINTING
Ages 1 - 5 | Resident $2, Nonresident $3
Saturday, June 17 | 1 - 2 PM | Cumberland Park Building
Register by May 17 with activity title PFH Playground
Ages 2 - 10 | Resident $15, Nonresident $23 Register by June 8 with activity title Mug Painting
BUILD & TOPPLE Playfull Hours Program Thursday, June 1 | 10 - 11 AM | Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve
BEFORE YOU PARTICIPATE...
Ages 1 - 5 | Resident $2, Nonresident $3 Register by May 31 with activity title PFH Build
YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE KIDDY 500
Registration can be completed online at the Fishers Parks &
Tuesday, May 23 | 10 - 11:30 AM | Billericay Park Building
Recreation website (www.fishers.in.us/parks), by mailing in your
Ages 3 - 5 | Resident $4, Nonresident $6
completed form with payment, or in person at the Fishers Parks
Register by May 19 with activity title Kiddy 500
Office (phone registration not accepted).
TEENS AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE 101
CHECK IT OUT!
Tuesdays, June 6 - 20 | 5 - 6 PM | Fleet Garage (7228 Pymbroke Cr.)
For additional information regarding these programs, as well as
Ages 15 - 19 | Free
other events and partner classes, be sure to check out the latest
Register by June 2 with activity title Car Workshop
issue of the Fun Guide by visiting www.issuu.com/fishersindiana.
FISHERS PARKS & RECREATION
11565 Brooks School Road
5280 Pantry Project | Resident $60, Nonresident $90
Fishers, Indiana 46037
Register by June 5 with cooresponding activity title Mondays, June 12 - 26 (Ages 13 - 15) | 7 - 8 PM | Teen Cooking 1
Tuesdays, June 13 - 27 (Ages 16 - 18) | 7 - 8 PM | Teen Cooking 2
Open Monday - Friday | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (excluding holidays)
MAY IN FISHERS
CONCERTS ON THE CENTRAL GREEN
CITY WIDE OPEN HOUSE
May 3 - October 25 | Noon - 1 PM
3 - 8 PM | Nickle Plate District AMP
Liberty Plaza on the Central Green
Demos begin at 5 PM
5.03 Kelly Isenhower
5.24 Joy Anderson
5.10 Zach Day
5.31 Phil Pierle
5.17 Bret Wiscons
KIDDY 500 10 - 11:30 AM | Billericay Park Building KEEP THIS CALENDAR TO STAY UP TO DATE ON LOCAL EVENTS!
MOVIES IN THE PARK May 5 - 26 | Sunset Nickel Plate District AMP
YAPPY HOUR 5.05 The Secret Life of Pets
5.12 Cinderella (2015)
5.26 Finding Dory
6 - 8 PM | The Historic Ambassador House
PARENT WALK WITH A PROFESSIONAL
FISHERS FARMERS’ MARKET
10 - 11 AM | Holland Park
May 6 - September 30 | 8 AM - Noon
Nickel Plate District AMP
SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE 6:30 - 8:30 PM | Nickel Plate District AMP
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY 10:30 AM | Liberty Plaza
Join us May 27 for Pet Day at the Farmers’ Market!
PARENT WALK WITH A PROFESSIONAL 10 - 11 AM | Brooks School Park with Dr. Michelle, Pediatric Dentist
City Hall will be closed
IOT CIVIC HACK Governor Holcomb joined Mayor Fadness, major tech leaders, and over 400 attendees with 22 teams represented at this yearâ€™s AT&T IoT Civic Hack at Launch Fishers. Tackling challenges around agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation and logistics, teams worked overnight to develop new IoT (internet of things) solutions to real-world problems. Smart Tool Crib won the Overall Best IoT Hack and several other categories saw innovation-driven solutions created in less than 48-hours. For more information, check the hashtags: #IoTCivicHack and #ATTHack.
COMPANIES GROWING IN FISHERS In April, both Stratosphere Quality and CEDIA announced growth plans for Fishers. Stratospere Quality plans to create up to 250 new jobs by 2020 and will invest $3.7 million to update its 46,000-square-foot headquarters at 12024 Exit Five Parkway in Fishers. The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) is planning to move its headquarters from Indianapolis to Fishers. CEDIA has proposed a new headquarters near the southeast intersection of 106th Street and Kincaid Drive, along the Interstate 69 corridor.
FISHERS OPEN HOUSE & TOUCH-A-TRUCK The popular annual touch-a-truck event is expanding this year! Fishers residents are welcome to the Nickel Plate Amphitheater to get up close and personal with Public Works, Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Rec, and other departments. Join us May 22 from 3-8 p.m. for this all ages event! Demonstrations will begin at 5 p.m. and will feature road paving, a K-9 exercise, and extraction exercises.
SECOND NATURE At Fishers Parks & Recreation, we want to help make spending time in nature YOUR second nature! Our new initiative offers a variety of ways to spend time in the great outdoors; check out a backpack with useful tools to help you explore, enjoy our new nature activities for all ages and track your nature activity milestones using our nature log. Visit www.fishers.in.us/2ndnature for more information.