“My goal is to serve the community and help make it an even better place to live.”
Mike moved to Westfield in 2003 because he saw a great opportunity for future growth. He lives in the Bainbridge neighborhood that he developed with his wife, Holly, and is President of their Homeowners Association. Mike holds an MBA from Northwestern University and had a successful career in manufacturing and transportation. Currently, as a realtor, he ranks in the top 1% of Brokers in Hamilton County.
“I am not a politician and do not want to be a politician. I have no hidden agenda. I don’t owe political favors. This is not my next step in a political career.”
“Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.”
MY 10-POINT PLEDGE to you INCLUDES:
Maintaining a conservative approach to spending and debt assumption.
Attracting high tech and manufacturing businesses to Westfield.
Improving educational excellence and safety in our schools.
Actively seeking to prevent legislation that will lead to increased taxes.
Updating the 2007 Comprehensive Plan to reflect today’s needs and growth.
Promoting additional transparency of City budgets and operating expenses.
Preventing commercial creep into established neighborhoods.
Initiating efforts to solicit private investments to help fund growth.
Negotiating better deals with developers to insure growth by design.
Expanding services for senior citizens.
“It’s alright to hit the pause button.”
“I will do what I promise.”
In 2003, Mike purchased an 11-acre parcel of land that had previously been a horse farm, making a significant personal and financial investment in our community. After having it annexed into the City, he developed Bainbridge, a peaceful neighborhood of 15 custom homes.
During the past several years, Johns has heard concerns from residents throughout the city, that Westfield is not growing as planned. After attending numerous council meetings, planning commission and zoning board meetings, Johns believes his business skills and expertise could better serve the community by ensuring that all voices are heard and considered in future Council decisions.
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Mike will serve District 5 when elected, which includes the neighborhoods of Village Farms, Bainbridge, Silver Thorne, Beacon Point, Shadow Lakes, Crossings at Springmill Villages, Oak Ridge Crossing and a portion of Viking Meadows.
A married father of two, both of Mike and Holly’s children, reside in Westfield with their children who attend Westfield Washington Schools.
Mike served as Treasurer for the American Marketing Association of Indianapolis and served on the marketing committee of the Indianapolis Zoo. Mike and Holly’s children live in Westfield and their four grandchildren attend Westfield Washington Schools.
Besides his MBA from Northwestern, Mike has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois.
Mike was a well-known corporate executive in the “Household Goods” industry.
He joined Century 21 Scheetz as an Independent Broker in 2001.
In addition to being a “Certified Moving Consultant,” he has been recognized as a Top 10 agent in Century 21 Indiana/Ohio Region and Pulte’s 2008 VIP Realtor.
Mike is a cancer survivor.
MORE THOUGHTS FROM MIKE
Mike will focus his efforts and priorities on economic development to attract new business entities including high tech, medical and manufacturing companies to add value to our community while being mindful to keep commercial creep out of residential zones.
With a more conservative approach to spending and assumption of debt, he believes we can maintain the quality and safety of our schools, negotiate better deals with developers and improve services for senior citizens without jeopardizing fiscal responsibility.
Another important goal is to improve compensation, equipment and benefits to our community’s first responders.
Mike believes TIF funds should be redirected and that a thorough review of city assets is important to making management decisions.
He would add a “sunset provision” to development ordinances so construction will be executed in a reasonable time frame.
Finally, he would seek to update the decade old comprehensive plan by reviewing and amending it, in light of recent developments.