At the July 11th Town Council Meeting, Town Council President, Robin Brandgard, was presented the State of Indiana’s Sagamore of the Wabash Award by State Representative Greg Steuerwald.
The Sagamore of the Wabash is the highest honor bestowed upon a civilian by the Governor of Indiana.
The State of Indiana named Brandgard a recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash due to his leadership and commitment to making Plainfield and the Greater Indianapolis region a better place to work, live and play for the last four decades.
Robin has served on the Town Council since 1980, being one of the longest serving Council members in the entire State of Indiana. In this capacity, Brandgard has played an integral role in Plainfield's growth and development over these 40 years. In 1980, the Town's population was around 9,100 people. It was a bedroom community with very little industry. Now, Plainfield is a community of around 35,000 people and has more than 50 million square feet of commercial space. Brandgard helped lead the way to making Plainfield an internationally recognized center for logistics and e-commerce and an integral part of the broader regional economy. His efforts laid the foundation for a growing tax base that keeps property taxes low and supports the development of important community assets. Robin was also involved in the planning and development of the Richard A. Carlucci Recreation & Aquatic Center, including regional attraction Splash Island, and Plainfield’s extensive trails system. Robin’s vision and careful planning will be a benefit to this region for years to come.
Congratulations Robin, you’re deserving of this high honor.