Our Town Cicero Leadership
Shae Kmicikewycz – Town of Cicero Mainstreet Liaison
Shae Kmicikewycz is the Community Development Coordinator for the Town of Cicero. As part of her responsibilities with the Town, she assists the Town in the development and implementation of projects to strengthen economic and community development opportunities and increase the overall quality of life for the Town of Cicero. Included in her responsibilities is communication and marteting for the Town and activities within the Town, grant administration, project development, working with Our Town Cicero on downtown enhancement, and being a liaison to other Committees and organizations within the Town. Prior to being hired to work for the Town, Shae was a team member of the Lt. Governor's Family of Business as the Indiana Main Street Program Manager, for nearly 8 years, for the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs under former Lt. Governors Becky Skillman and Sue Ellspermann. She worked with 127 local Main Street organization across the State to develop sustainable organizations to revitalize their downtown areas. Shae has always had a passion for downtown development serving as the Main Street Director in her hometown of Logansport, IN for three years. Shae and her husband, Roman, have two little boys and are expecting their 3rd child this month.
Brett Morrow – President
Brett is a founding member of Our Town Cicero. He grew up East of Arcadia and graduated from Hamilton Heights High School. After college, Brett started working for American Airlines which took him all over the world. When he relocated back to Indiana, he wanted to bring some of his adventures home to share with his community. Now a local entrepreneur, he believes in, and invests in the town of Cicero. In 2010 he opened the Cicero Market and then shortly after, opened Harbour Market. Brett also wanted to add to the Cicero community by giving our residents more experiences and more choices. So, with the culinary partnership of Bill Wampler he established 10 West. This chic local eatery quickly became one of Hamilton County’s Best. He believes the Town of Cicero has so much potential, and through an organization such as OTC, the town can prosper and grow.
Sue Baker – Promotion Committee Chair
Sue was a founding member of the Our Town Cicero organization in the spring of 2015. In addition to being a board member, she is also Chair of the Promotion Committee, overseeing OTC events. Sue appreciates the opportunity to serve and give back to this wonderful community. Meeting new people, making new friends, and being able to make a difference are some of the reasons why she loves being involved with Our Town Cicero. Sue has been a member of the Cicero community for the past 10 years. She retired in 2015 after 27 years in marketing and television advertising. She has always been an active volunteer serving on various boards and committees in both Hamilton and Howard counties. She has been married to her husband, Brad, for 10 years and they have 5 adult children and 4 beautiful grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, spoiling the Grandchildren, traveling, laying on the beach with a good book, entertaining and hosting parties, and most of all being a grandma.
Mary Devlin – Corresponding Secretary
Mary has been a Board Member since the group's inception acting as the board’s treasurer. Mary is assuming the responsibility of Corresponding Secretary in January of 2017. Mary spent the majority of her career working in the finance/leasing business and retired as a Vice President after 23 years of service. Mary, and her husband Mike moved to Cicero 15 years ago. Both of their careers involved a lot of travel and they lived on both coasts and in several major cities in between. Mary is a survivor of Stage IV breast cancer. Her husband, Mike, recently retired from Caterpillar. After living in or near major metropolitan cities, they love living in Cicero and it's historic, quaint, and friendly with a growing sense of being a very cool place to be. They only foresee wonderful growth for our beautiful, lakeside community and look forward to being involved in any way they can.
Lesley Amos – Treasurer
Lesley started as a volunteer with Our Town Cicero in September of 2015. She had spent much of her time as a student volunteering while at Indiana University and this ignited her passion within her own community. After getting married in 2000 she and her husband Chad, currently on the Town Council of Cicero, moved to the lake community. Both grew up enjoying the lake up north on weekends with their families. Cicero not only had the water they loved so much, but the small town feel. They knew one day they would want to raise their family in Cicero. Chad and Lesley have a son and daughter, ages 12 and 8, that attend Hamilton Heights and both love the lake. So what better place to be than here in Cicero! Lesley has had the pleasure of working for Beck’s Hybrids for the last 10 years and Cicero has been the perfect place to raise their kids, develop wonderful friendships and still be close to other larger communities without hassles. There is no greater feeling then being a volunteer for the community in which one lives, so when she was asked to become an OTC board member as well as the treasure, beginning in January 2017, she was humbled. Even though it takes time away from my family it provided her the opportunity to make Cicero a place where others want to visit, see what Cicero is doing different and teaches her kids a valuable lesson about doing for others. Cicero has so much to offer with the water, trails and restaurants and the OTC cannot wait to bring new events to our community for you and your families in the upcoming months.
Evan Smith – Vice President, Co-Chair of the OTC Arts & Design Committee
Evan is an Our Town Cicero Board Member, currently serving in the position of Vice President. He also serves as a Co-Chair of the OTC Arts & Design Committee.
Evan works for MKSK Design Studios as a registered Landscape Architect, leading urban planning and design projects for municipal, university and private land development projects. He is also co-owner of LandSmith Landscape Design, a residential design/build landscape firm headquartered in Cicero, IN. He manages the business with his wife of six years, Lindsay Smith. Evan and Lindsay have been Cicero residents for two years and are active in giving back to the community that has been so welcoming to them. Evan appreciates Cicero for its welcoming residents, small-town charm, and strong leadership and commitment to smart growth and strong sense of community.
Dea Holt – Operations Director
Dea joined the OTC board in June 2016 to increase her community contribution and involvement. It has been exciting to see ideas discussed at OTC meetings transform into actual events and initiatives. Dea is incredibly proud of the OTC Board and all that was accomplished during the first year of action. She looks forward to assuming the role of Board Operations Director starting in 2017. Dea plans to help the board stay organized and efficient so they can continue to be a successful organization for our town Cicero. Dea is proud to be a thirteen-year Cicero resident along with her husband, Jim, and their two sons Hudson (8 years old) and Ryder (5 years old). Her family time is spent playing on the lake and eating at local restaurants.
Dea spent 14 years working in the corporate world at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, General Motors, and most recently McGraw-Hill Education. She is a Hoosier with degrees in Business Process Management and Operations Management from the Kelley School of Business at IU.
Terri Strong – Secretary
Terri joined the Our Town Cicero board in November of 2016 after serving as a volunteer for Dine on the Causeway. She will assume the responsibility of Secretary in 2017, along with serving as the liaison for the Our Town Cicero newsletter. Terri was the owner of Terdan, LLC, a franchisee of McDonald's restaurants. She started with McDonald's as an after school job in 1977 and retired as owner/operator in 2016. Terri loves that as a business owner, she had the opportunity to watch and assist with the growth of young adults and provide a safe gathering place for them. Terri loves, as a resident, that she knows her neighbors and has the ability to be involved with growing Cicero while preserving our community closeness.
Chris Walton – Community Liasion
Chris serves as community liaison for Our Town Cicero. Chris became an OTC Board member in November 2016. Before assuming his official duties, Chris' role was as a volunteer. Chris and his wife, Suzanne, moved to Cicero in 1979. Suzanne worked as a Special Education teacher at Noblesville High School through the HBM Special Services Co-op retiring in 2005. Chris spent 31 years working for the Hamilton Heights School Corporation. He was a teacher, coach and administrator serving as middle school principal from 1986-2010. Their children were raised in Cicero and graduated from Hamilton Heights High School. Abby is a nightly news anchor at a CBS affiliate and Ethan is a construction engineer for the McCarthy Construction Building Co. Chris strongly feels Cicero is an outstanding community to raise a family and live a fulfilling life. He appreciates the multiple resources that allow young and the "young at heart" to grow, prosper, and enjoy Cicero's surroundings. He values the history of Cicero and looks forward to developing the future of this small town. Chris' objectives are to help the merchants and residents take advantage of those resources as well as secure additional means to successfully move forward and enhance the integrity of Cicero. He plans to work diligently with Our Town Cicero Board members to identify, develop, and implement strong action plans to accomplish these goals.