Hon. Joe Hogsett

Mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana, Ex Officio member

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett

Biography

Mayor Joe Hogsett is the 49th mayor of the City of Indianapolis. 

During his time in office, Mayor Hogsett has lifted the city's 35-year moratorium on new streetlights, invested in neighborhood-based violence prevention, and launched a comprehensive criminal justice reform effort. He has guided Indianapolis through the COVID-19 pandemic and a national reckoning on race, with equity and inclusivity at the forefront of the response. He has also championed initiatives on roads and local infrastructure, food access and insecurity, and permanent supportive housing. 

Mayor Hogsett received his bachelor's degree in political science and history from Indiana University before earning graduate degrees in history from IUPUI, in English from Butler University, and in theology from Christian Theological Seminary, as well as a law degree from the Maurer School of Law at IU Bloomington.