Andy Harris is a proven community leader, winning the 2013 “Top 125 Leaders in Indianapolis” award. After serving as the Administrator of Neighborhood Services and overseeing the Mayor’s Neighborhood Liaisons for the city of Indianapolis on behalf of Mayor Greg Ballard, Andy was elected Wayne Township Trustee in November 2010. He is confident his experience in the government sector and his community involvement has enabled him to expedite resolutions for the concerns of his constituents within Wayne Township, while administering Emergency Assistance for citizens in need throughout the Township and guiding the direction of the Wayne Township Fire Department.
Andy has 20 years of experience in Township Government, including 16 years with the Decatur Township Assessor’s Office, where he held many positions from Geographical Information mapping Specialist to Chief Deputy Assessor. He is currently a member representing the Mayor’s Office for IMAGIS, which is the multi-participant public-private geographic information system consortium for Indianapolis and Marion County. He also served the State of Indiana as a Continuing Education Instructor for the state wide Indiana Assessor Conferences and is currently a Board Member for the Indiana Township Association and a member of the MSD of Wayne Township Strategic Plan Guiding Coalition.
Andy served as a Wayne Township Board member from 2004-2005, where he provided oversight to the budgets of the Wayne Township Fire Department and the Wayne Township Trustee’s Office. Subsequently, from 2005-2007, Andy served as a member of the Wayne Township Fire Department Merit Board and had oversight for hiring and discipline of firefighters in Wayne Township. To date Andy is a Board Member of the Emergency Service Education Center Fire Training Grounds.
One of many successful programs Andy has a great passion for since his nomination of Trustee is “Breakfast with Santa”, which he is Chairman. The program has served over 40,000 people at Christmas time with a hot breakfast and a toy they may not otherwise received. Andy realizes the future of our community is with the children.
Andy resides in Wayne Township with his daughter. He is an active member of Chapel Rock Christian Church, where he serves in many ministries from Communion Preparation, Usher, Security Team, and Go Love Indy Projects. Andy also served as Director of Vacation Bible School at St. Christopher Catholic Church and as a volunteer for the St. Christopher Festival. He is the President of the Ben Davis DADS Program at Ben Davis High School; Republican Chairman for Wayne Township; past President and current Board member of the Wayne Township GOP Club; past Board Member and current member of the Greater Garden City Civic Association; currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the West Side Chamber of Commerce; and serves on the committee for the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons for the Indiana Masonic Department of Homeland Security. Andy is a member of the Optimist Club -500 Speedway, 40 West Professional and Business Club, American Legion Post 500, Speedway Lodge 729 F&AM and a member of the MOOSE Family Fraternity.