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Title: County Council Member At-Large
Rick McKinney was elected to the Hamilton County Council in 1996 and took office January 1, 2017. He is an At-Large member.
McKinney grew up in Indianapolis and is a graduate of Heritage Christian School. He graduated from Butler University with a B.A. in Business Administration and Indiana Wesleyan University with an MBA. He is also a 1993 graduate of the Hamilton County Leadership Academy. McKinney spent 20 years working in banking and student loan servicing before opening Clearview Professional Window Cleaning. His business allows him to travel the County extensively, north to south and east to west, every week.
McKinney was appointed to Carmel’s Board of Public Works and Safety by then-Mayor Ted Johnson in 1992. Four years later, he secured his current spot on the County Council. Since then, McKinney has been instrumental in maintaining a low tax rate, opening Council meetings up for public comment and being available for public viewing on the Internet, and funding parks, public safety, and infrastructure.
McKinney and his wife Cheryl have been married for 36 years. They have three grown sons and a grandson. McKinney has lived and worked in Hamilton County for over 30 years, with time spent in Carmel, Fishers, and Westfield. He currently resides in Westfield. When he’s not working, McKinney enjoys traveling, reading, and exercising.
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