Congratulations to Indy LISC Executive Director, our fearless leader, Bill Taft who recently was named the recipient of this year’s IBJ’s Michael A. Carroll Award for his decades of work in Indianapolis’ neighborhoods.
Taft’s lifelong commitment to urban neighborhoods has earned him the distinction of being the 23rd recipient of IBJ’s Michael A. Carroll Award, given annually to a man or woman who has demonstrated the former deputy mayor’s qualities of determination, humility and service. Carroll was among six people killed when two small planes collided over southern Marion County on Sept. 11, 1992.
“If we are going to thrive in the future, the strength of our city is probably not going to be our suburbs,” Taft said. “Because you can drive a mile across the county line and find newer infrastructure, cheaper taxes, better schools and less crime. But those surrounding counties don’t have real, walkable, urban neighborhoods that offer the potential for the high-quality urban lifestyle that young people increasingly want.”