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I’m excited to continue fighting for government transparency, civic participation, and the issues that will elevate your community, neighborhood, and household.

Jocelyn Vare

I’ve been a proud Fishers resident for 25 years and currently serve as an at-large member of the Fishers City Council. After growing up in South Bend, Indiana and then graduating from Butler University, I, like many Fishers residents, moved to this great community to raise a family. My two children grew up in Fishers, and it will always be their hometown. I also raised my own small business here in Fishers, an award-winning advertising agency called Propeller Marketing that promotes tourism and economic development in  communities all across Indiana. My team and I are located in the historic Eller House near 116th Street and Allisonville Road—drop in sometime if you’d like to chat!  

Fishers has provided my family so many opportunities since we moved here, but after many years of serving as a community volunteer and activist, I began to realize that the relationship between local government leaders and residents was broken. Political leaders made big decisions behind closed doors, and without scrutiny. It became clear to me that Fishers would only become a strong community for all residents if decades of single-party rule were challenged and political decision-making centered on residents’ voices.

So in 2019 I decided to represent all of our city’s residents and run for Fishers City Council—as a Democrat. No Democrat had ever been elected to municipal government in Fishers before, but in my discussions with residents from all over the city, I could tell that many people were dissatisfied with the single-party status quo. Residents of all backgrounds and political persuasions felt out of the loop, voiceless, and unrepresented in local government. My mission was to change that. By starting from the premise that everybody’s voices should be heard, our campaign brought together a diverse, bipartisan community of supporters, and we won the race! I’m so proud to be part of a movement in Fishers to bring true representation and balance to local government.  

Since becoming an at-large member of the Fishers City Council, I’ve worked to serve residents, change the status quo and make government accountable to the people it’s meant to serve. I’m excited to continue fighting for government transparency, civic participation, and the issues that will elevate your community, neighborhood, and household.

Why I’m Running for Fishers City Council

As a Fishers City Council member for almost four years, I’ve seen how a GOP supermajority in city government creates an environment that lacks accountability and hides the truth from you.

As a Democrat, I keep our government honest because I serve YOU and not the political power players. I challenge Mayor Fadness and his city council respectfully and in service to you.

I’ve taken on the responsibility to serve as all residents and amplify their voices. Fishers is your community and I work to make a good community for all.

I am running to represent every voice.
I am running to earn every vote.

Community Involvement

  • Hoosier Women Forward, class 6 member
  • City of Fishers Arts & Culture Commission vice-president
  • Nickel Plate Arts board secretary
  • Fishers Arts Council president
  • Fishers Music Works president
  • Historic Ambassador House board member
  • Fishers 2040 Plan task force member
  • Advance HSE (public school funding referendum) outreach committee chair steering committee member for
  • Fishers’ successful Statewide Cultural District application coordinator of the annual Nickel Plate Direct Arts Crawl event,
  • Co-chair of Spark!Fishers committee
  • Member of a Racial Discussion Circle presented by Racial Equity Community Network.
  • Graduate of Ball State’s Economic Development Course, Community Development Course, Fishers City Government Academy and the Hamilton County Leadership Academy.

In 2021, Jocelyn was recognized as an Impact Award Honoree, one of the 30 alumni designated in the Hamilton County Leadership Academy’s 30-year history.