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Gregory A. BallardGregory A. Ballard

IUPUI Board of Advisors
Mayor
City of Indianapolis
Term ends: Ex-Officio



Gregory A. Ballard was elected the 48th Mayor of Indianapolis on November 6, 2007, and was re-elected to a second term on November 8, 2011.

As Mayor, he has tasked his administration with improving the level and efficiency of city services to residents, and to continue to grow Indianapolis as a destination for businesses and families. For example, in 2010 Mayor Ballard launched RebuildIndy, an unprecedented $400 million+ initiative to rebuild deteriorating and long-neglected thoroughfares, residential streets, sidewalks, and bridges throughout Marion County. He has also become a national leader on issues such as energy, clean water, hunger and education reform.

Mayor Ballard was raised on the eastside of Indianapolis. After earning his undergraduate degree in economics from Indiana University, he entered the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in the Marines, Mayor Ballard lived all around the U.S. and the world, including serving in the Persian Gulf War. Upon his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel after 23 years of service, he was awarded the Legion of Merit. Mayor Ballard resides in Pike Township with Winnie, his wife of 30 years. Their son, Greg, Jr. and daughter, Erica, are both graduates of Indiana University.