Fishers signing proclamation to make clear all are welcome

FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) – As Indiana lawmakers work on legislation to clarify the RFRA, another city is hoping to separate itself from the fallout.

Leaders in Fishers will sign an Inclusive City Proclamation Monday morning. The proclamation says the city is, and always will be, inclusive and proud of its diversity.

Mayor Scott Fadness said he’s focused on growing Fishers’ entrepreneurial community, through things like Launch Fishers, a co-working space that allows high-potential start-ups to grow.

Some say RFRA will hurt that entrepreneurial spirit, by making Indiana cities less attractive to outside talent and companies.

The mayor hopes Wednesday’s proclamation will change that.

“In Fishers, we want to send the message to our businesses and our residents that we’re open for business, we’re inclusive of everyone and we’re going to continue to further this entrepreneurial culture,” said Fadness.

Fadness and city council members will sign the proclamation at city hall at 8 a.m.