Mayor John Ditslear has selected Christy Langley as his new deputy mayor, effective January 1, 2016. Langley will continue to serve as acting planning director until her replacement can be hired.
“Christy is smart, articulate, very dedicated, has established relationships within the city and elected officials and is well respected,” said Ditslear. “I know this role will present her with new challenges and her analytical mind will provide new efficiencies and ideas.”
Langley replaces Mike Hendricks, who was named the city controller and will spearhead the new financial setup within Noblesville government as it moves to a Second Class City.
“With her experience in the planning and economic development departments, Christy will bring fresh ideas and a new perspective to the role of deputy mayor,” Ditslear said. “I have a strong team of leaders and look forward to seeing the city move forward with continued successes.”
In her new role, Langley will assist the mayor in making sure all departments are functioning together and working toward the same vision for the Noblesville community. She’ll also assist with managing daily operations and fill in for the mayor when needed.
“This opportunity allows me to continue to help others by assisting staff in finding creative solutions to not only make Noblesville better but to also enhance what is already great about it. I have a desire to assist others – whether that be staff, administration and council or the general citizenry – and I am excited as to how I can be of value to these individuals,” Langley said.
Before taking over the planning department, Langley served as the assistant director of economic development from 2007-2011. Before coming to Noblesville Langley carried out a year of service with the Neighborhood Planning Department in Sarasota County, Florida. She also currently serves as adjunct faculty with Ball State University’s College of Architecture & Planning and Indiana University’s School of Public & Environmental Affairs where she received her Bachelor of Urban Planning & Development and MPA degrees respectively. Langley also was highlighted in the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 list in 2014.