City Council

Welcome to the home page of the Crawfordsville City Council. The Council is the legislative branch of local City government and is responsible for adopting budgets, levying taxes, and authorizing financial appropriations to fund City operations, as well as enacting, repealing, or amending local laws. The Council also appoints members to certain boards and commissions that serve the community in various areas. The Council meets twice a month, the first and second Monday of each month (subject to change, please view the council calendar for updates). The first Monday is Pre-Council and Committee night, the second Monday is the regular Council Meeting. To see the actual dates please visit the Public Meetings Calendar and search for City Council.


Council Members:

Andrew P. Biddle (at Large)

Biddle was elected  in November of 2011 and then re-elected in 2015, is a graduate of Waynetown High School and has been a local businessman since 1971. Biddle is President of the Council, chairman of the Fiscal Affairs Committee, serves on the Traffic, Parking & Safety and Committee and is the liaison to the Airport Authority Board and Planning Department, and a member of the Montgomery County Central Communications Board. Biddle is married to Karen (Galloway) Biddle and they have three children and eight grandchildren.

He can be contacted at abiddle@crawfordsville-in.gov or 765-366-5542.


Mike Reidy
 (at Large)

Reidy was chosen in January of 2013 by Democratic precinct committeemen to replace Ray Kirtley. He was then elected in November of 2015. Reidy earned his Bachelor's of Science at the University of Dayton, an M.S. at IU, and a M.A. at Purdue. Reidy retired after 32 years of work on the Admissions staff for Wabash College. Reidy has lived in Crawfordsville for over 40 years and has served on the AWL Board of Directors, the Montgomery County Public Defenders Committee, and as a member of the League of Women Voters. On the City Council Reidy serves on the Fiscal Affairs and Ordinances & Petitions committees and is the liaison for the Police Department and the Golf Course. Reidy is married to his wife Meegan and has two adult children along with  two grandchildren.

He can be contacted at reidy@wabash.edu.

 
Les Hearson (Ward 1)
Hearson was first elected to the City Council in November 1996 and served for 11 years (2000-2011). He was re-elected in November 2015. Hearson earned Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees from Kansas State University and a Ph.D. (Developmental Biology) from Michigan State University.Hearson came to Crawfordsville in 1967 to teach in the Biology Department at Wabash College and retired from that position in 1998. During his tenure at Wabash he also served as an Administrator (Registrar & Financial Aid Director), and as an Adjunct Professor (Research) at Purdue University. Hearson's community service has included  President of the Crawfordsville School Board, Family Crisis Shelter Board, Muffy Board, Boy Scouts and he has chaired several boards/committees within his church. During his previous stint on the Council he served as Deputy Mayor, Chaired the Fiscal Affairs and Ordinances & Petitions committees and fulfilled other Council initiatives and duties. He currently serves on the Ordinances & Petitions and Traffic, Parking & Safety committees and is the liaison to CEL&P. Hearson and wife (Patricia) have been wed for 56 years. They have a daughter and son and two granddaughters. Hearson enjoys landscaping and gardening, water color artistry, fishing, reading and sideline sports.
He can be contacted at lphearson@gmail.com or 765-362-5989.


Charlie Warren (Ward 2)
Chosen in October of 2013 by Republicans precinct committeemen to fill a vacancy, Warren was elected in November of 2015. Warren, a graduate of North Montgomery high school, has lived in Montgomery County all of his life. He has worked in construction as a contractor, for Akers Construction services, and currently works in contractor sales at Town n' Country Homecenter. On the council, Warren is the chairman of the Annexation committee, and serves on the Fiscal Affairs and Ordinances & Petitions committees and is the liaison to IWA. He is married to Leslie and they have three daughters, three son-in-laws, and eight grandchildren. In his leisure time, Warren enjoys playing golf. 

He can be contacted at cwarren@crawfordsville-in.gov or 765-366-003.

 


Dan Guard
 (Ward 3)

Elected in November of 2011 and re-elected in 2015, Guard is graduate of Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and the owner of Vita Green Lawn, LLC, a lawn fertilization company. He is the chairman of the Ordinances & Petitions Committee and also serves on the Annexation Committee and he is the liaison to the Central Garage. Guard is married to his wife Stacy and has two kids. Guard enjoys playing golf with his wife and hunting with his kids, but also has a passion for fishing. 

He can be contacted at dguard@crawfordsville-in.gov or 765-230-0636.

 


Jennifer L. Lowe
 (Ward 4)

Elected in November of 2011 and re-elected in 2015, Lowe moved to the area with her family after Hurricane Camille hit the Gulf Coast in 1970. Lowe has been working at a local ophthalmologist office since 1989 and loves her job. Lowe serves on the Fiscal Affairs and Traffic, Parking and Safety committees and is the liaison to park & Rec and the the Fire Department. Lowe is married to her high school sweetheart, Scott, and has three children. Lowe spends many evenings at the Parks and Recreation Center, but loves to spend her time outdoors, especially at Milligan Park.

She can be contacted at jennifer@mccf-in.org or 765-366-9729.

 


Scott Molin
 (Ward 5)

Elected in November of 2011, Molin has been a part of the Crawfordsville community since 1988. Molin has been dedicated to the Republican party, having served two terms as the County Chairman in the past. He is the chairman of the Traffic, Parking & Safety Committee and also serves on the Annexation Committee and is the liaison for Waste Water. Molin has been heavily involved with the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club and as an Eagle Scout has served for 24 years as an adult volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America. Molin is the owner of Northridge Chiropractic in Crawfordsville and in 2008 opened a satellite clinic in Lafayette. Molin enjoys spending time with his three (now grown) children and also staying active with tennis, snow skiing, and water sports.

He can be contacted at molinscott@gmail.com.