Carmel plans events as Mayors Conference comes to Indianapolis


The United States Conference of Mayors is planning its 84th annual conference June 24 to 27 in Indianapolis, and the City of Carmel is planning some events to coincide.

“I’m excited,” Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard said. “We anticipate 400 to 500 mayors being in Carmel the first night. They’ll be in the Indianapolis and Central Indiana area for four days. We are in the process of planning some great events for them on Friday, June 24, in Carmel. As those plans firm up, we’ll release that information.”

The United States Conference of Mayors is a non-partisan organization made up of elected officials from cities with populations of 30,000 or more, of which there are 1,407 such cities in the nation.

Brainard said some well-known names should be in the city that week, and there’s a chance some presidential candidates might attend or send surrogates since it’s an election year. Brainard said the city’s plans aren’t finalized, but it’s possible there might be a seminar, speech or workshop held in Carmel, or a welcome party along Main Street in the Carmel Arts & Design District. He said planning is underway.

“It’s a great way to showcase Carmel and Indianapolis,” he said.