Legislation & Policy

The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns believes that government services, such as economic development, community development, environmental quality, transportation and public safety are best delivered when cities and towns self-govern in a manner that meets the needs of the citizens in their community. Annually, the IACT membership reviews its pubic policy positions to ensure they are current and reflect the principles of local home rule.  

Each year at the IACT Annual Conference and Exhibition, members have an opportunity to comment on and approve IACT's Policy Platform that is recommended by the Board of Directors. The platform guides our Legislative Team and Legislative Committee in their efforts.  Download: 2013 IACT Policy Platform


     The IACT Legislative Committee is a large, inclusive committee that meets throughout the year to provide guidance on IACT's Legislative Initiatives and positions on bills.

IACT Policy Committees are specialized groups of public officials and appointees. These committees often make recommendations to the Legislative Committee or IACT's Board of Directors. Policy Committees include:
  • Administration
  • Community & Economic Development
  • Environmental
  • Municipal Finance Policy
  • Public Safety
  • Transportation
  • Utilities

If you are interested in serving on a committee, please contact Rhonda Cook at 317-237-6209 or email rcook@citiesandtowns.org.


2014 Legislative Session

2014 IACT Legislative Initiatives

The IACT Legislative Committee met in August to vote on recommendations for the 2014 short session. View 2014 IACT Legislative Initiatives. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Rhonda Cook at rcook@citiesandtowns.org or call 317-237-6209. 

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Read IACT's Legislative Summary, a weekly report emailed and available on IACTGo! during the legislative session. If you are not receiving this email, please contact Katelyn Storms at 317-237-6200 ext. 232 or kstorms@citiesandtowns.org.

Contact Us

Matthew Greller
Executive Director and CEO
317-237-6200 ext. 224

Rhonda Cook
Director of Government Affairs and Legislative Counsel
317-237-6200 ext. 225

Justin Swanson
Government Affairs Specialist and Legislative Counsel
317-237-6200 ext. 236

Jodie Woods
General Counsel
317-237-6200 ext. 222

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