Column: Respecting Noblesville’s history


Commentary by Julia Church Kozicki

Since launching my campaign for Noblesville mayor in August 2018, I have vowed to “respect yesterday” while strengthening today and leading tomorrow.

However, as I was quick to point out at the recent Noblesville “Candidate Conversations” forum, that does not mean wrapping the city in shrink wrap for the sake of preserving a pleasant memory. I made these remarks during the closing of the third and final forum hosted by the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce and League of Women Voters.

Noblesville today stands on the shoulders of those who built the city with the future in mind. Our square is the visual embodiment of the hometown values that draw people to our community.

As mayor, I believe it is imperative to ensure the authenticity that draws people to our community is not lost as the city evolves around the historic square. I grew up two blocks from the square. Nothing says home to me more than walking south on Ninth Street to the square. I returned to Noblesville following law school in Chicago to raise my family and contribute to the city that I have always called home.

That commitment to Noblesville is the main impetus behind my campaign. As we look to Noblesville’s bicentennial, my respect for Noblesville’s heritage will serve the city well while proactively and transparently leading it into the future.

In the last of my “Conversations with Julia” series, I am inviting voters to meet me (and grab a slice of free pizza!) for family fun night at Greeks Pizzeria on South 10th Street from 6 to 7 p.m. April 25.

Learn more about my campaign at

Julia Church Kozicki is a candidate for Noblesville mayor in the May 7 Republican primary election. Learn more at


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