IACT introduced Mayors Institute to Hoosier mayors in 2009.  This high-level learning experience, designed exclusively for mayors, has been an incredible success.  In 2016, IACT kicked off a new partnership between IACT with the Ball State University Indiana Communities Institute (ICI).

By participating in the Institute, mayors will gain practical tools that can be applied to the real-life challenges public officials face on a daily basis. During this day and a half program Ball State faculty, guest speakers and IACT staff will present an agenda of highly substantive sessions that will lead mayors through unique leadership and problem solving exercises with their colleagues from across the state.  Featuring many opportunities for the sharing of innovative, effective strategies to run city government, Mayors Institute sessions are timely, relevant and essential.

IACT and ICI will host Mayors Institute, November 30 - December 1, in Indianapolis. All Hoosier mayors are invited to participate in the Mayors Institute to achieve certification in this exciting city leadership program.

Online registration is no longer available for this event. Please contact the IACT office at (317) 237-6200 to register. Complete details and registration information are available in the registration brochure.

Event Location

Kite Center
(located next to Ball State University − Indianapolis Center)
30 S Meridian Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Valet parking is available at the event hotel. Additionally, parking is available in the Merchants Garage located next to the Hard Rock Café at 31 South Meridian Street.

Hotel Reservations

Hampton Inn Indianapolis Downtown
Across from Circle Centre
105 S Meridian Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
(317) 261-1200

Group Code: Ball State University - IACT Mayors Institute 2
IACT Rate: $129 plus tax

Make your reservation online or contact the Hampton Inn directly for hotel reservations and request group code: Ball State University - IACT Mayors Institute 2. Reservations must be made by November 16 to receive the group rate. IACT is not responsible for hotel reservations or cancellations.


2016 Mayors Institute Schedule

April 28 - 29:  Indianapolis
May 18 - 20:  ICOM Annual Meeting in Greenwood
August 10 - 11:  Fishers
November 30 - December 1:  Indianapolis

Participation & Recognition in City Leadership


All Indiana mayors are strongly encouraged to attend at least two Mayors Institute sessions each year. IACT and IU-SPEA will award mayors a Certificate of Achievement in three levels. Achievement will be measured by participation and attendance at the Mayors Institute sessions. Additionally, mayors that have already reached Indiana City Leadership Ambassador status are now eligible for a brand new level: Indiana City Leadership Executive.

Certificates of Achievement

Bronze
Certificate in City Leadership

  • Attend 4 two-day sessions
  • Press release and article distributed to local media

Silver
Certificate in Advanced City Leadership

  • Attend 6 two-day sessions
  • Press release and article distributed to local media

Gold
Certificate as an Indiana City Leadership Ambassador

  • Attend 10 two-day sessions
  • Press release and article distributed to local media
  • Certificate presented at city council meeting if desired

Advancing to the Next Level

Once a Mayors Institute participant earns a Gold Certification and is designated as an Indiana City Leadership Ambassador, they are then eligible to earn the “Indiana City Leadership Executive” designation by fulfilling all the requirements in Part A, and any ONE (1) of the requirements in Part B.

The “Indiana City Leadership Executives” who have earned their designations prior to September 2015 will be awarded their honor at the IACT Annual Conference & Exhibition in September of 2015 by the President of IACT and the Dean of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.

Indiana City Leadership Executive
Become an Indiana City Leadership Executive by completing all of Part A and any ONE (1) of the requirements in Part B.

Part A

  1. Completing six (6) additional Mayors Institute programs; and,
  2. Delivering a substantive topic presentation on a panel at one Mayors Institute program.

Part B

  1. Delivering one substantive topic presentation related to Part A, No.2 at an appropriate venue in their city such as, for example, a council meeting, service organization meeting, economic development organization; or,
  2. Delivering one substantive topic presentation at an IACT statewide meeting; or,
  3. Delivering one substantive topic presentation at a national meeting of municipal officials such as, for example, the National League of Cities or U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting.
Indiana City Leadership Executive Certification Form


Participation & Recognition in City Leadership 

All Indiana mayors are strongly encouraged to attend at least two Mayors Institute sessions each year. IACT and IU-SPEA will award mayors a Certificate of Achievement in three levels. Achievement will be measured by participation and attendance at the Mayors Institute sessions. Additionally, mayors that have already reached Indiana City Leadership Ambassador status are now eligible for a brand new level: Indiana City Leadership Executive.
Contact Us


Natalie Hurt
Special Events & Conferences Director
317-237-6200 ext. 233