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Posted on: August 2, 2023

Town of Zionsville leadership update


Mayor Emily Styron announces that Deputy Mayor Julie Johns-Cole is stepping down as deputy mayor effective August 11, 2023 to pursue another opportunity. The Mayor's Office will announce Johns-Cole’s replacement soon allowing for Johns-Cole to assist in the transition of leadership.

Johns-Cole has served as deputy mayor since January 2020. In three and a half years, she has been deeply involved in some of the Town’s most consequential projects including landing new corporate headquarters in Creekside Corporate Park, the development of the Zionsville Gateway Area plan and the award of the READI grant, the hiring of the current police chief, improvements to the Big-4 Rail Trail, the success of Carpenter Nature Preserve and more. She helped lead the Town of Zionsville through the challenges of the pandemic. 

“I have been honored to work alongside Mayor Emily Styron and the Town of Zionsville’s incredibly talented staff and board and commission members,” Johns-Cole said. “I am grateful to Mayor Emily Styron for providing me the opportunity to serve Zionsville and its residents and businesses. I am confident the next person in this position will lead Zionsville extremely well.”

“The deputy mayor has been instrumental in all of the Town of Zionsville’s successes and accomplishments the past three and a half years,” said Mayor Emily Styron. “Julie’s leadership has positively impacted every department in our Town governance. Her dedication to our community is unparalleled. It’s been an honor to work alongside her.”

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