Carmel in brief — December 14, 2021


National Guard promotion — Timothy J. Winslow of Carmel has been promoted to the rank of major general in the Indiana National Guard. During the ceremony, Winslow received a two-star flag as Indiana’s newest major general. Winslow, who’s rated as a master Army aviator, commissioned as a second lieutenant in May 1989 from the Purdue University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. He’s flown more than 2,400 hours and rated for UH-60, OH-58, UH-1 helicopters and C-12 cargo planes. He graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising concepts.

Holiday trash, recycling schedule — Trash and recycling residential services in Carmel will not be delayed by Christmas and New Year’s Day. Both holidays fall on a Saturday, which is not a normal service day. Residents should place their trash and recycling out on their normal day of the week.

Commissioner named vice president — Hamilton County Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt was elected 2022 vice president of the Indiana Association of County Commissioners during the organization’s annual conference. Heirbrandt will be vice president of the IACC’s board of directors, which determines policies and legislative goals for the association.

County parks master plan meeting — Hamilton County Parks and Recreation is inviting the public to attend a virtual meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 14 for parks representatives to gather suggestions and input to help shape the department’s five-year master plan. Through public participation, park leadership will be able to create policy, programs, goals and objectives that will serve as reference in decisions affecting activities ranging from daily operations to implementation of park leadership’s visions for the future. Those wishing to participate online must register in advance at

Holiday lights recycling — Carmel Clay Schools Green Teams, City of Carmel Utilities, Tech Recyclers and White’s Ace Hardware are working together to offer a Holiday Light Recycling Drive. Through Jan. 20, residents can recycle used and unwanted holiday lights at White’s Ace Hardware at 731 S. Range Line Road. The CCS Green Teams will offer recycling at CCS campuses through Jan. 6. For more, contact Kelli Prader at the City of Carmel Utilities department at 317-571-2673.

Governor’s Fellowship — Gov. Eric Holcomb is accepting applications through Jan. 28, 2022, for the 2022–2023 Governor’s Fellowship, which places fellows in various state agencies on a rotating basis throughout the year. The program is open to college graduates who received their bachelor’s degree beginning in summer or fall of 2021 or will receive it in the spring of 2022. Fellows are paid, full-time employees who participate in the day-to-day activities of state government. Applicants should know if they have been selected for an interview no later than Feb. 14, 2022. The fellowship will begin July 1, 2022. Learn more and apply at

Teen muralist sought — The Carmel Clay Public Library is soliciting designs from teen artists for a mural for the new teens space at the renovated Main Library. Young people in grades 9 through 12 who live or attend school in Carmel are invited to submit their concepts to the library through Dec. 15. The winning artist will receive a $2,000 stipend and have their work transformed into a wallcovering that will become the bold focal point for the new space. Complete contest details are available at

Military Veterans Hall of Fame — The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the Class of 2022 through Aug. 1, 2022. To be eligible, the nominee must have been born in Indiana, entered military service from Indiana, lived in Indiana for a minimum of five years and have no felony convictions. A nomination form can be found at To learn more about the organization or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit

MJ Insurance VP — MJ Insurance, a Carmel-based risk management and employee benefits agency, has hired Braden Pitts as vice president of technology. Pitts comes to MJ Insurance with more than a decade of technical leadership experience and expertise in IT infrastructure management. Pitts holds an associate of science from Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana and recently earned his bachelor’s in Information Technology from Colorado State University.