Gregory A. Ballard was elected the 48th Mayor of Indianapolis on November 6, 2007 and was re-elected to a second term on November 8, 2011.
Since taking office, Mayor Ballard has presided over six consecutive balanced budgets. He has tasked his administration with increasing efficiencies in city government, improving the level of service to residents and to continue growing Indianapolis as a destination for businesses and families.
For example, in 2010 Mayor Ballard launched RebuildIndy, an unprecedented $400 million+ initiative to rebuild deteriorating and long-neglected thoroughfares, residential streets, sidewalks, and bridges throughout Marion County. He has also become a national leader on issues such as energy, clean water, hunger and education reform.
Mayor Ballard is committed to creating and promoting a culture of inclusiveness for business opportunities, economic growth and sustainability for minority, women and veteran business enterprises.
Mayor Ballard’s leadership has helped to develop a more stable, affordable and pro-growth economic environment in Indianapolis. He continues to focus on attracting new businesses and encouraging existing companies to expand here.
A native Hoosier, Mayor Ballard was raised on the east side of Indianapolis. After earning his undergraduate degree in economics from Indiana University, he entered the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in the Marines, Mayor Ballard lived all around the U.S. and the world, including serving in the Persian Gulf War. Upon his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel after 23 years of service, he was awarded the Legion of Merit.
Mayor Ballard resides in Pike Township with Winnie, his wife of 30 years. Their children, Greg, Jr. and Erica, are both graduates of Indiana University.
To read about some of the programs and initiatives that have taken place under Mayor Ballard's leadership, please visit the pages below.
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