Noblesville Planning Director Christy Langley has been chosen as a finalist for “Indy’s Best and Brightest” award (government category) presented by the Junior Achievement of Central Indiana. The Best and Brightest program honors young professionals in the central Indiana area for their achievements. The selection criteria include demonstrating leadership qualities, achieving professional accomplishments, being actively involved in the community, and having a positive effect on others.
“I feel humbled. I have a great support staff. I love my team and I knew it was them (who nominated me),” said Langley. “We’ve always had a team approach – it was my birthday this time.”
Langley, the youngest department director in the city’s history, previously worked in the economic development department before her promotion. Economic Development Director Judi Johnson said Langley helped make improvements downtown, assisted with the façade grant program and led beautification projects.
“Christy is on the cutting edge of what’s new,” Johnson said.
Finalists were chosen in 10 categories: accounting, banking and financial services; education and nonprofit; government; health and life sciences; law; manufacturing; retail and services; media; entertainment and sports; real estate development and construction; and technology. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on Oct. 11 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
JACI, in partnership with the business and education communities, provides learning experiences for central Indiana students with a concentration on life skills, job skills, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and fundamental understanding of economics and the free enterprise system. JACI serves students in 30 counties in central Indiana. For more information, visit www.jaindy.org.