Meet your leaders: Greg Wyant


As the Hamilton County Leadership Academy approaches its 25th anniversary in 2016, Current is highlighting local leaders who have helped build and sustain the program, which focuses on strengthening our community by developing informed leaders. In June, another class of engaged citizens will join the 600-plus graduates already working to make a difference.

CIN-COM-1020-HCLA Meet your leaders-wyant

Greg Wyant, HCLA Class of 2006; HCLA board president

Hometown: Born in Noblesville; grew up in Arcadia, Lafontaine and Noblesville

Lives: Adams Township/Sheridan

Works: Noblesville

Family: Wife Sheila; son Sam, 18; daughter Abby, 16

Career: A professional firefighter who has served the Noblesville Fire Department for 21 years, Wyant was named Fire Chief in May 2015. He also served in the U.S. Navy for six years.

Community involvement: Indiana Board of Firefighting Personnel Standards and Education, chairman; International Fire Service Accreditation Congress, Indiana state representative; Indiana University Kokomo School of Public and Environmental Affairs Advisory Board.

Nice to know: In his free time, Wyant raises cattle. “It’s how I unwind, a therapy of sorts.”

Favorite HCLA speaker or activity: “My favorite HCLA speaker was [county historian]David Heighway. Having lived here most of my life, I was able to picture the historical places, events and people in his presentation.”

How has HCLA changed your perspective on community leadership? “HCLA opened my eyes to the extensive number of talented volunteers who give so much of their time to make this county what it is. I am embarrassed to admit that until I was exposed to their work through HCLA, I really had no concept of what, who and how things got done.”

Favorite Hamilton County restaurant: “I have a few ‘top’ restaurants: the Midwest Grill in Sheridan for breakfast, the Copper Still is quickly becoming a lunchtime favorite, and The Hamilton Restaurant. These are just a few.”