Fishers resident Gurinder Singh has filed to run for one of the three at-large Fishers City Council seats.
“An interest in public policy based on my past experiences along with the desire to give back to my community are among the prevailing factors as to my decision to run for office,” stated Singh, who filed Feb. 6. “The community of Fishers has been a wonderful place to live, work and raise our family. I want to be a part of giving back through public service.”
Singh has lived in Fishers for 10 years. He is the founder and chairman for SikhsPAC and SikhsMEDIA. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and geography from the University of Punjab, India. He also completed a master’s program in the science of geography, holds a certificate in marketing and business finance from the University of California-Berkley, is multilingual and is a regular speaker at national conferences.
“I have met many trailblazers who have made a difference in the lives of others through their work in public service,” Singh stated. “My experience in business operations and the ability to bring a new voice to the table as we strive for forward-thinking visions and goals for the community will be an asset for Fishers.”
Singh, a Republican, was recently awarded the Rosa Parks Trailblazer award for his efforts in 2007 that resulted in the TSA changing its turban policy at airport security.
Singh is president of the Building Corp. of the City of Fishers. He also is a member of several boards and community organizations, including the Redevelopment Commission of Fishers, One Zone Chamber of Commerce and the American Society of Civil Engineers and is co-chair of the Volunteers Committee for Spark!Fishers. He also is involved in various projects for local youth, including Our Kids Deserve It and the Youth Mentoring Initiative. Moreover, he is the co-founder of the Fishers Multi-Faith Community for Compassion.
Singh lives in Fishers with his wife, Gagan, and their two children, Vishu and Ajay. For more, visit singhforcouncil.com.