In January 2016, Ron Carter began his sixth term as an At-Large member of the City Council. In that capacity he represents all the citizens of Carmel, rather than a single district. Ron remains dedicated to developing and expanding our parks and trail system, along with the preservation and redevelopment of Central Carmel. He is a staunch advocate for well-planned and controlled commercial/retail and residential growth.
An avid bike rider, Ron has worked to make sure that bicycle and pedestrian facilities have been added to the city wherever possible.
During his time on Council, Ron has been instrumental in helping the Mayor complete the Monon Trail and the Center for the Performing Arts. He has also been very involved in the redevelopment of Old Town and City Center, serving as president of the Carmel Redevelopment Commission.
Ron is a founding member of the Carmel Farmers Market, currently serving as president and market master. He was also a founding member of the Monon Greenway Committee and the Hamilton County Alternative Transportation Task Force. He is involved in many other volunteer activities which lead to his being named the 2006 winner of the Most Valuable Volunteer Award given by the Carmel Chamber of Commerce.
Ron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Indiana University. The majority of his business career was spent in marketing, marketing communications and sales. He is married to Barbara and has three grown daughters along with ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.