By Ann Marie Shambaugh
Town Council member Jeff Papa has announced that he will resign from his elected position at the end of June.
He is leaving his job as chief of staff/legal counsel for the Indiana Senate to work in immigration law for Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, which serves as legal counsel for the Town of Zionsville.
“In order to avoid any appearance of impropriety and/or any actual conflicts, I hereby resign from the office of town council member, effective as of 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2017,” Papa stated in a letter to town council members and town staff.
Papa is an at-large member of the town council. He was Zionsville’s first mayor and has served on the Zionsville Safety Board and the Board of Police Commissioners. He is the president and co-founder of Youth Enhancement and Training Initiative, which runs an orphanage in Nepal and provides assistance to underprivileged children in Indiana.