Council reorganizes for 2017, names Wiles as president



During a reorganization meeting last week, the Noblesville Common Council set committee assignments and leadership roles for 2017.

Councilor Megan Wiles will replace Greg O’Connor as the new president of the Noblesville Common Council. Chris Jensen was elected as vice president.

“I am excited for Megan and look forward to working with her and the entire common council this year,” Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear stated in a press release. “Noblesville experienced a great 2016, but we know the momentum will continue, and things are only going to get better in 2017.”

Wiles began her first term on the council in January 2016. A graduate of Noblesville High School, Wiles earned a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University. She works as executive director of the Riverview Health Foundation and previously served as president of Legacy Fund the Community Foundation for Hamilton County for more than eight years.

“I am looking forward to continuing the efforts the mayor, council and staff have initiated this past year,” Wiles stated. “We have several major projects that were introduced in 2016, and the council is looking forward to seeing significant progress made with each of them as they will continue to benefit our community.”

Wiles is the representative from District 6, which includes a large portion of the east side of Noblesville – Stony Ridge, Sagamore, Chapel Woods, Stony Creek Highlands, Deer Path and the business areas of Stony Creek Marketplace and Hamilton Town Center.

Also discussed at the reorganization meeting were the 2017 Noblesville Common Council committee assignments, which include:


Building/Land Acquisition: Brain Ayer (chair), Mark Boice, Wil Hampton and Roy Johnson

Downtown District: Megan Wiles (chair), Brian Ayer, Mary Sue Rowland and Rick Taylor.


Economic Development: Wil Hampton (chair), Chris Jensen, Greg O’Connor and Megan Wiles


Finance: Greg O’Connor (chair), Chris Jensen, Roy Johnson and Megan Wiles


Parking Task Force (as needed): Roy Johnson (chair), Brian Ayer, Mary Sue Rowland and Rick Taylor


Parks: Mary Sue Rowland (chair), Brian Ayer, Mark Boice and Wil Hampton


Public Safety: Rick Taylor (chair), Roy Johnson, Greg O’Connor and Rick Taylor


Road/Traffic/Engineering: Chris Jensen (chair), Brian Ayer, Mark Boice and Wil Hampton


Wastewater: Mark Boice (chair), Roy Johnson, Greg O’Connor and Rick Taylor

Nominating: Megan Wiles (chair), Greg O’Connor and Rick Taylor.

Special appointments of the council include:

  • Noblesville Plan Commission: Wil Hampton
  • Architectural Review Board: Wil Hampton and Brian Ayer
  • Community Vision: Megan Wiles
  • Tree Board: Mary Sue Rowland and Rick Taylor

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