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MLK Day & Community-Wide Food Drive

With local food pantries experiencing an increase in demand and a decrease in supply after the holidays, the City of Fishers will host a community-wide food drive as part of the National Day of Service on MLK Day, January 15. Bins are currently out around the city to donate food to. Find your nearest location and acceptable items here:

Give back on the National Day of Service by checking out volunteering opportunities at

Stop by Fishers Maker Playground from January 8 – 12 to make an MLK yard sign and drop by the Kindness Rock painting event on January 15 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Holland and Billericay Parks.


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Christmas Tree Recycling

Fishers Christmas Tree Recycling program runs dawn to dusk through February 1. Live Christmas trees will be accepted for recycling at Brooks School Park, Cumberland Park, and Holland Park. Recycling is for bare, live trees only. Please ensure that all lights, decorations, and tinsel are removed, and do not place the tree inside a plastic bag.

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Summer Camp Registration Now Open for Residents

Fishers Parks offers camps for children ages 4 – 10 to explore their interests, make friends, and shake their summer break boredom. Registration for 2024 Summer Camp programs is currently open for Fishers residents and will open for nonresidents on January 8 at 8:30 a.m. Register for the camps at

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Geist Half Marathon Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2024 Geist Half Marathon, 10K and 5K is officially open! This family-friendly community tradition returns on Saturday, September 14 with a new after-party and VIP experience and the return of the popular 10K race. All participants receive a race shirt and finisher medal. Register now at

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January StoryWalk

Take an adventure with your little ones in the great outdoors with a free, self-guided reading hike featuring this month’s book, Into The Snow. This occurs daily in January at Heritage Park. Learn more at

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Neighborhood Vibrancy Grants Due January 31

The 2024 City budget includes a record investment in neighborhood vibrancy, featuring a groundbreaking $11.5 million in investments to bolster our community’s neighborhoods. This investment includes an enhanced Neighborhood Vibrancy Grant program with an allotted $750,000 in grant funding – a $650,000 increase from previous years. The City will now also fund 80% of the project cost up to $25,000, requiring grantees to contribute just 20% of the total. Homeowners’ associations and neighborhood groups can submit applications at by January 31 to be eligible for the first round of funding.


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City Councilors Swearing In

On December 19, a swearing-in ceremony was conducted for 11 officials taking office for the new term (that began on January 1). Newly elected council members are John DeLucia, Tiffanie Ditlevson, and Bill Stuart. Mayor Scott Fadness, City Clerk Jennifer Kehl, and council members Cecilia Coble, Brad DeReamer, Pete Peterson, Selina Stoller, John Weingardt, and Todd Zimmerman were reelected and took the oath of office for the coming term.

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Highlights from 2023

2023 was a big year for the City of Fishers. With new spaces, initiatives, and programs to bring our community together, we can’t wait to see what 2024 will bring. Check out the 10 most exciting highlights from this past year at


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Snow Fight

Fishers DPW works hard to keep our roads safe during winter weather events. You can help the Fishers Snow Fight team before a snowstorm by moving parked cars and basketball goals from streets, shoveling snow away from fire hydrants, and clearing storm drains of leaves, snow, ice, and other debris. Don’t forget to give snowplows extra room on the roads during a snow event. Learn more at



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