Hamilton County Surveyor Kenton Ward was elected President of the Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) Board of Directors. He began his term on November 1, 2021. Board elections were held during the AIC’s Annual Conference in September.
“I am honored to have been chosen by my fellow county elected officials throughout the state to lead the Association of Indiana Counties,” Ward said. “I look forward to the coming year and will strive to continue the AIC’s high standards of serving the county officials around the state so that they can better serve the people of Indiana.”
Ward has served as the Hamilton County Surveyor for the last 45 years. He is the past president of the County Surveyors Association of Indiana and the National Association of County Surveyors. He has served as a longtime member of the AIC legislative committee and on the AIC Board of Directors as both vice president and president of the AIC’s East Central District. Ward has also held the positions of Treasurer as well as Third, Second, and First Vice President for the Association. He currently represents Indiana as the AIC representative on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Counties (NACo). He is active in many national, state, and local organizations. He resides in Noblesville with his wife Robin.
The AIC Board of Directors sets policies and legislative goals for the Association.
The Association of Indiana Counties, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that was established in 1957 for the betterment of county government. The various functions of the AIC include lobbying the Indiana General Assembly on behalf of counties, serving as liaison among counties, state and federal agencies as well as providing technical assistance and training to county officials and employees.