The first mayoral hopeful in Fishers announced his candidacy Thursday.
Former Fishers Town Council president Walter Kelly is the first to officially announce a run for mayor.
He told supporters his passion and dedication to public service makes him the right man for the job and says the new city status will take experience to lead.
“We have to make sure we continue to find the resources so that we can maintain the kind of public safety we have. That’s just first and foremost,” said Kelly.
Fishers is holding its first election for mayor next year. It will become a city in 2015.
Right now, a town council and town manager lead the community.