Two more throw hat in ring


David M. “Dave” Johnson and Patrick Berghoff have filed their candidacies for Noblesville Common Council At-Large in the upcoming May primary election.

Johnson has been active in the community for 25 years. He serves on the city’s economic development commission, prevailing wage commission and police merit commission. Johnson’s other community involvement includes serving on the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce and The Michael Treinen Foundation board of directors, SERVE Noblesville, Habitat for Humanity, Noblesville Boys and Girls Club and Boy Scouts of America.

“Noblesville, with its unique mix of a vibrant downtown and hometown charm with modern new development, is a great place to live and work,” he said. “I look forward to this opportunity to continue my service to the city as an elected official.”

Johnson, a 1976 graduate of Ball State University, is owner of Indiana Engineering and Geological Services and is a licensed professional geologist focusing on environmental matters relating to contamination assessment and property redevelopment. He moved to the Noblesville in 1983 with his wife of 38 years, Michele, and their two children. Johnson is a founding member of Faith Community Church in Noblesville.

“It is critical that the city manage our continuing growth while providing services that we as a community need to maintain the outstanding quality of life we all enjoy today,” he said.


Berghoff recently completed his four-year term on the Noblesville School Board, serving as president in his last year. He’s other community involvement includes the education foundation, plan commission, chamber’s economic development committee, Educate Noblesville PAC, The Cherish Center, youth baseball coach and the Fifty Club of Hamilton County.

“I have had the pleasure of serving Noblesville in a variety of capacities over my 15 years as a resident,” he said. “Over this time, I have found it to be critical for the success of Noblesville to have a strong working relationship between the city, schools and business community.  I want to further foster that relationship.”

Berghoff said that he is not opposed to growth, but is concerned about the number of new high density apartments approved recently in areas where the schools are already near capacity.

“This in turn, accelerates the need for additional school facilities which will requires a referendum and additional personal and business taxpayer support,” he said. “We are a growing community and I want to insure this growth is supportable by our schools and the public safety agencies while limiting the burden on the taxpayer.”

Berghoff has a finance degree from IU and is vice president at First Merchant Bank. He and his wife, Cathy, have been married for 23 years and have three children.