District 16, Brian Mahern
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Brian Mahern
1402 Sturm Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Phone: 317-331-5011


Map of District 16

Brian Mahern was elected to his first term on the Council in November 2007 and re-elected in 2011.  Brian is proud to represent the area he grew up in.  His children are the seventh generation of his family to live on the Near Eastside.

On the Council Brian is concentrating his efforts on improving the quality of life in the 16th District and the whole city.  His priorities include reducing the number of abandoned and vacant houses and promoting economic development.  He also believes that the City needs to do a better job with regards to public safety, and the quality of sidewalk and street infrastructure. 

Brian authored the creation of (and served as member of ) an intergovernmental bi-partisan commission to study Tax Increment Finance (TIF), which is a tool that is used to promote economic development but can negatively impact funding for basic city services like public safety and schools.  The commission produced a report that recommended changes in TIF policies that would protect funding for essential city services, and increase transparency, accountability and overall effectiveness of TIF.

Brian graduated from Holy Cross Grade School, Scecina Memorial High School, and Indiana University-Bloomington.  Brian works for the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.