DeReamer persuaded to run again for Fishers City Council


Brad DeReamer had one main reason for running for a third term representing the Northeast District on the Fishers City Council.

“With the overwhelming outpouring from my constituents to run again, it was hard to say no,” said DeReamer, a Republican who originally said he wasn’t going to seek reelection.

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The primary election is May 2. Dan Canan, a former Muncie mayor, also had filled to run as a Republican in the Northeast District, but has since withdrawn from the race..

DeReamer, 76, said one of the biggest issues for the Fishers City Council is “getting developers and builders to follow the Fishers Existing Zoning Code instead of developing everything under a PUD (planned unit development) and for the city to enforce the PUD once approved.”

DeReamer outlined some of things he is most proud of during his first two terms:

  • Getting Hamilton Southeastern Schools to install sidewalks in the Avalon subdivision on Thames Drive on the west side of Thorpe Creek Elementary School and the path on the front side of the school for the safety of kids walking to school.
  • Working with Hamilton County Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt, County on install “S” curve on 136th street at the intersection of Prairie Baptist Road and 136th.
  • Getting builders to install trees on both sides of the streets per code.
  • Getting builders to install street trees per code.
  • Getting builders to post a three-year maintenance bond for sidewalks installed.
  • Getting an HOA ordinance passed requiring inspection of common areas by a registered engineer to certify to the city that everything has been completed and meets standards before a developer can turn over the HOA to residents.
  • Worked with the Gray Eagle HOA for years to save the golf course from closing.

The retired businessman describes himself as a serial entrepreneur, having previously owned eight companies, including two engineering/land surveying firms, two Hardee’s restaurants, Dream Custard, Dream World travel agency, Dream Realty and Dream Investments, Builder.

DeReamer spent three terms as Hancock County surveyor and was the mayor of Greenfield for one term.

DeReamer, who served in the U.S. Army Reserves and Indiana National Guard, has been married to Sharon for 42 years. They have five children, 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.