Jane Burgess for Zionsville Mayor: A Proven Leader

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March/April 2023

Exceptional leadership and a passion for community service are two of Jane Burgess’ many qualities that make her not only a remarkable member of the Zionsville community but also the ideal candidate for mayor.

Jane’s background in education and volunteerism combined with her experience in community leadership are precisely what Zionsville needs … and deserves.


Jane was elected to and served on three Zionsville School Boards from 2008 to 2020 and helped the school system successfully navigate significant financial challenges. She is an Elder at Zionsville Presbyterian Church and has been married to her husband Claude for 31 years.

Together, they are parents to two adult children: Kristin and Thomas.

The relationships that Jane has forged over the past two decades have provided deep roots throughout the community as well as a greater level of awareness of what people need and expect from their local elected officials in terms of knowledge and leadership.

Jane Burgess for Mayor

“As mayor, I will be a champion of the community,” Jane expressed. “My 20+ years of experience leading organizations and boards has taught me valuable skills that I will bring to this office. For 12 years I was an elected member of the Zionsville School Board, serving as President and helping solve challenges that have kept our Zionsville schools receiving the Blue-Ribbon awards they deserve. I will put this same determination to work for our community — every day.”


In addition, Jane has posted detailed plans to her campaign website that explain her goals for immediately improving the town’s financial status, its bond rating, and our overall reputation. “I am running for mayor because I want to make sure that what makes Zionsville unique and special endures,” Jane stated. “And because I believe Zionsville deserves better. If I have the honor of being elected as mayor, my first order of business is to get our financial house back in order. We need to restore the trust, transparency, collaboration and cooperation between the town council, the town departments and the mayor’s office in order to move Zionsville forward.”

Jane Burgess for Mayor

Jane has outlined plans [available for review on her website] for economic development, public safety, infrastructure and the implementation of critical training, such as cybersecurity for all town employees. Jane plans to strengthen not just the town’s internal communications but also its in-house processes — specifically financial — to ensure better practices, accountability and transparency of its financial positions going forward.

“Without a doubt, the town’s leadership needs to be working together and working efficiently in the spirit of growth and prosperity,” Jane emphasized. “I will bring the vision to get us moving forward in the right direction again.”

Jane added, “While it is important to preserve our thriving Main Street and the charm that makes Zionsville special and unique, I recognize the importance of smart economic development and diversifying our tax base. We will focus on filling Creekside Corporate Park and we will explore the many other areas in our 67 square miles — including the land surrounding the airport and Perry Township — to bring good jobs and improve our quality of life. Zionsville IS open for business.”

While Jane is ready to take immediate action on day 1 if elected mayor, she is also looking beyond the horizon with an understanding that this election will have lasting effects on Zionsville’s future.

Jane Burgess for Mayor

“I am excited for what lies ahead for Zionsville and for what it can become,” Jane said. “It is such an amazing place, and with smart economic development, planning, transparency and collaborative efforts, we can make Zionsville an even better place to live, learn and work — a place that our kids and young people will want to come back to and raise their families.”

For more information on Jane Burgess for Zionsville Mayor, including in-depth details on her Plan for Smart Development & Jobs, Public Safety Support, The Gateway Project and Beyond, Traffic and Infrastructure and more, visit janeforzvillemayor.com.