Mayor-elect Emily Styron Appoints Julie Johns-Cole as Deputy Mayor for Zionsville

Monday, December 16, 2019

Submitted: City of Zionsville. Contact: Emily Styron [email protected]

Today, Mayor-elect Emily Styron announced the appointment of Julie Johns-Cole as Deputy Mayor for the Town of Zionsville. Johns-Cole will begin her new role on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

Julie Johns-Cole

Johns-Cole currently serves as the State Director for the Indiana 211 Partnerships, Inc., a statewide non-profit. Julie is a small business owner, non-profit leader and community volunteer with over 18 years of experience in management, economic development, municipal government, strategic planning and stakeholder engagement.

Julie’s prior experience includes serving as Executive Director for the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce, Senior Project Consultant for Thomas P. Miller & Associates, an Indianapolis-based Economic Development consulting firm, Director of Economic Development and Planning for the City of Angola and Staff Scientist for Keter Consultants.

“As Deputy Mayor, Julie’s passion and deep organizational experience will be an outstanding asset to the Town Administration. For years she has positively impacted Zionsville– both as a community leader and a successful Main Street business owner.  Together we will set challenging goals and support the team towards achieving these goals on behalf of residents and stakeholders,” said Styron.

“I’m honored by this appointment and look forward to serving the residents of Zionsville. I’ve dedicated most of my professional life to community and economic development and look forward to being part of this administration. I’d like to thank Mayor-elect Emily Styron for this tremendous opportunity,” said Johns-Cole.

Julie earned a Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University, a graduate degree from Indiana University (Fort Wayne campus) and studied abroad at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Julie is a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute.

Julie is a board member for the Boone County Chamber of Commerce and board member and musician for the Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis. Julie resides in Zionsville with her husband, Mike and their three sons. 

About: Town of Zionsville Administration 2020