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City of Rushville Announces New Special Projects Director

Mayor Mike Pavey announced at yesterday’s City Council meeting that Kyle Gardner was named the new Special Projects Director effective March 20, 2023.

Kyle is a lifelong Rush County resident and currently serves as a Rush County councilman. Gardner graduated from RCHS in 2004 and went on to pursue a bachelor’s in business management at IUPUI. Kyle has a 17-year background in numerous roles within the financial industry, most recently First Financial. He is married to Mary Kate (Amos) Gardner and a proud dad of a son and daughter.

“This is an opportunity to continue my passion in making Rushville (and Rush County) an even better place to live, work, and do business. In the last several years, there have been countless projects and momentum that continues to prove that Rushville is leading the way in rural Indiana. I am beyond excited for the opportunity to help write another chapter in Rushville’s story,” said newly hired Director of Special Projects Kyle Gardner.

As Special Projects Director, Kyle will be responsible for City of Rushville quality of life and place making initiatives. In the role, he will have his hand in housing projects, art initiatives, economic development, and much more. The Special Projects Director is an extension of the Mayor’s office and is aimed at streamlining new projects and developments.

“I am excited to welcome Kyle to the team. He brings with him the passion and expertise needed to continue to move the city and the entire community forward. In this position, Kyle will help to shape the new personality of the city,” states Mayor Mike Pavey. “He is committed to working on internal program elevation as well as communicating a positive message and image to the community. Kyle’s involvement at the county is a positive opportunity for the City. Please extend a warm welcome to Kyle and his family for joining the City,” comments Pavey.

For more information about the City of Rushville and the Special Projects position, visit > Government > Mayors Office.

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