Environment, Infrastructure and Parks

Information on this page is provided to give applicants a general idea of roles and responsibilities. Actual by-laws and other pertinent information will be shared by the board during onboarding.

Appointments are generally made towards the end of the calendar year, although some exceptions may apply. To ensure your application is considered for the upcoming year, submit your application by November 15th.

Hamilton County Airport Authority 

(pursuant to IC 8-22-3-1)

Term Length: 4 Years
The Hamilton County Airport Authority (HCAA) oversees the operation of the Indianapolis Executive Airport (Indy Exec) and shall exercise the executive and legislative powers of the Authority. The Board consists of five members, not more than three members may be of the same political party, who are appointed by the County Commissioners. Members of the Board should have a strong interest in aviation, but do not need to be pilots or others with aviation experience. Members shall participate in scheduled monthly meetings of the Board and other special meetings as needed.

Duties of the Board include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensure that the airport complies with all appropriate Federal, State and Local regulations and requirements applicable to a General Aviation airport.
  • Ensure that the airport acts in a fiscally responsible manner with respect to Federal, State and Local funding.
  • Establish policies, procedures, ordinances, etc. applicable to the airport and the Authority.
  • Promote safe operations on and off the airport.
  • Protect the airspace in and around the airport.
  • Manage airport budgets and major expenditures.
  • Work with Federal, State and Local entities to safely manage growth and operability of the airport.

Hamilton County Airport Authority - Related Documents:

Refer to the following documents for additional information.

Hamilton County Airport Authority Duties (PDF)

Hamilton County Cemetery Commission 

(pursuant to IC 23-14-67-2)

Term Length: 5 Years
The Cemetery Commission is responsible to care for  a cemetery that is without funds or sources of funds for reasonable maintenance, has suffered neglect and deterioration, may be the burial grounds for an Indiana pioneer leader or veteran of an American war, including the Revolutionary War, and either: was established before 1875 or is a burial ground for a veteran of the Civil War.

Hamilton County Cemetery Commission - Related Documents:

Refer to the following documents for additional information.

Hamilton County Cemetery Commission Duties (PDF)

Hamilton County Parks Board 

(pursuant to IC 36-10-3)

Term Length: 4 Years
The county has created a county Parks Department per Indiana Code (IC 36-10-3-3.1).  The creation of this department requires the creation of an oversight board (IC 36-10-3-4.d) consisting of five members appointed on the basis of their interest in and knowledge of parks and recreation.  If an appointing entity has more than two appointments (circuit court and county fiscal body), the appointments may not be of the same political party.  This board shall exercise general supervision, establish rules for park use, prepare annual budgets and appoint the necessary administrative officers of the department and fix their duties.  The board also may contract with entities to support park operations, acquire and dispose of property, exercise eminent domain, and lease buildings and grounds to support their mission.

Home Place Advisory Board

(pursuant to IC 36-4-3-8.1)

Term Length: 3 Years
The Home Place Advisory Board was created as a result of the annexation of Home Place (Ordinance No. C-264) on November 15, 2004. The Board will advise the City of Carmel should excess money remain in a special property tax fund designated to be invested in the Home Place area.

Home Place Advisory Board - Related Documents:

Refer to the following documents or Carmel's Website for additional information.

Home Place Advisory Board | City of Carmel (in.gov)
Home Place Advisory Board Duties (PDF)

Hoosier Heritage Port Authority 

(pursuant to IC 8-10-5)

Term Length: 1 Year
The Port Authority was established on December 7, 1994 and is 37.5 miles of railroad right-of-way running from Tipton to downtown Indianapolis.  The Port Authority owners are Hamilton County, the City of Noblesville and the City of Fishers.

The Port Authority was formed be protect and preserve the existence corridor as a single parcel of real estate in perpetuity for uses, but not limited to, recreational, transportation and tourism.

The Port Authority Board has six members, two from Hamilton County, two from the City of Noblesville and two from the City of Fishers.  Meetings are held quarterly.

Hoosier Heritage Port Authority - Related Documents:

Refer to the following documents for additional information.

Not currently available. 

TriCo Regional Sewer Utility Board of Trustees 

(pursuant to  IC 13-26)

Term Length: 4 Years
TriCo Regional Sewer Utility, formerly Clay Township Regional Waste District, is a duly organized regional sewer district pursuant to Indiana Code 13-26-5-1 and as such is a “political subdivision” in Indiana. The sewer district was created to address failed septic systems in Homeplace and support growth in western Clay township. Since its inception, TriCo has grown to serve the western half of Clay Township, the eastern edge of Zionsville and developments in Marion County along 96th Street. TriCo is governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees appointed by local elected officials. The Board consists of appointments from (number of appointments): Clay Township Trustee (5), Hamilton County Commissioners (1), Hamilton County Council (1), Mayor of Carmel (1) and Boone County Commissioners (1). The Board has general oversight of the district inclusive of planning, land acquisition, contracting, construction, operations, and review of environmental policy of the utility. The Board also approves the rate structure and user rates.

TriCo Regional Sewer Utility Board of Trustees - Related Documents:

Refer to the following documents for additional information.

TriCo Regional Sewer Utility District Board of Trustees By-Laws (PDF)