Boone County, Ind. – The 2023 Boone County State of the Community brought together elected officials and community members to answer audience questions and discuss topics of interest. The event, held February 7th at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, was attended by more than 200 county residents, business owners, and community partners.

Panelists included elected officials and representatives from around Boone County:

  • Clinton Bohm – Whitestown
  • Jim Caldwell – Advance
  • Sara Fairfield – Thorntown
  • Matt Gentry – Lebanon
  • Jodi Gietl – Community Foundation
  • Chassity Hawkins – Jamestown
  • Julie Johns Cole – Zionsville
  • Donnie Lawson – County Commissioner
  • Elise Nieshalla – County Council

The panelists answered audience questions addressing county growth, economic development, infrastructure, quality of life, workforce, mental health, senior services, and collaboration efforts.

The Boone County State of the Community is a partnership of the Boone EDC, Boone County Chamber of Commerce, and Zionsville Chamber of Commerce.


About the Boone County Economic Development Corporation

The Boone County Economic Development Corporation (Boone EDC) is the economic growth engine for Boone County, Indiana. We build better communities by attracting and supporting business, and creating life-enhancing jobs, places, and spaces. For more information,