Column: Leading Noblesville into the future


Commentary by Julia Church Kozicki

Since announcing my candidacy as a mayoral candidate in August 2018, I have had my sights fixed on the May 7 primary election. With that date just days away, I believe my vision for Noblesville’s future is more important than ever.

As I outlined when I announced my intention to run, I am committed to “Leading Tomorrow,” including:

  • Enhancing amenities like the historic downtown, riverfront, parks and vibrant neighborhoods by supporting business owners and homeowners, implementing a much-needed viable downtown parking plan and developing a city infrastructure that can be maintained for the next 50 years
  • Proactively managing growth of commercial, industrial and residential use through proper planning and preparation. The needs of the community must be carefully articulated so that the end result of this growth benefits the community as a whole.
  • Fostering transparent connectivity that ensures coordination and avoids duplication of efforts while supporting the city’s growth potential, businesses, neighborhoods and community. I am the only candidate who has publicly committed to launching a Neighborhood Roundtable, encouraging an open dialogue with City Hall while working together as a unified community.

Communities thrive when citizens feel a sense of love, security and belonging. That is my vision for Noblesville as mayor. These are important lessons we have learned working with the Noblesville Diversity Coalition. I will make myself available in and out of City Hall so that I can hear both the joys and concerns about our city.

When my parents moved to Noblesville in 1966, the county seat only had 5,500 residents. As we approach the city’s bicentennial, we have more than 62,000 residents with diverse needs and expectations. The collaborative and inclusive style of leadership I have demonstrated as a member of the Noblesville School Board, Hamilton County Leadership Academy and Noblesville Tri Kappa is directly transferrable to leading Noblesville as mayor.

We have an opportunity with this election to evaluate our processes and make sure we are being efficient with taxpayer dollars. As mayor, I will make sure our city government is meeting the needs of our citizens.

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

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