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Fishers has historic first day as a city

FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) – Thursday is a historic day for Fishers. Up until Jan. 1, Fishers has always been a town – now it’s a city.

Fishers now has a city mayor, councilors and city clerk. City officials have been sworn in and a city election has already been set up.

Mayor Scott Fadness was sworn in a Fishers’ first ever mayor on Dec. 22. His role officially goes into effect Jan. 1.

Mayor Fadness has said his focus will be making sure Fishers is financially stable and creating a strong identity. He also said he wants to get the community involved to find out more about needs and wants. Mayor Fadness says he wants to create a strong identity for the city.

Residents in Fishers voted to become a city back in 2012. Mayor Fadness says one thing people will notice – there’s plenty of development going on. There are five construction projects happening alone around City Hall – apartment, retail and office space. Even a new public transit station will be put in place. These are projects the mayor expects to take a little over a year to complete.

Mayor Fadness will be in studio on 24-Hour News 8 at 6:30 p.m. tonight in our new expanded edition of 24-Hour News 8 at 6.