Wil Hampton Elected As New Noblesville Common Council President


Wil HamptonWil Hampton will serve as the new president of the Noblesville Common Council following a vote during a reorganization meeting held on January 6. Darren Peterson was elected as vice president.

“I am excited to work with Wil and Darren in their new leadership positions and the entire common council in 2020 as we move Noblesville into the next chapter by focusing on workforce and economic development, public health and safety, the downtown and our infrastructure,” Noblesville Mayor Chris Jensen said.

Hampton began serving his second four-year term in 2020. During his years on the council, Hampton has served on all council committees. As the District 4 member, the neighborhoods he represents include South Harbour, West Harbour, Morse Pointe, Whitcomb Ridge, North 10th Street, Fairfield Farms, Potters Woods, Westbrook Village and a portion of Old Town.

“The council’s goals for 2020 are to continue working to improve the major thoroughfares of Pleasant Street and State Road 37. Plus I'd like to see a focus on engaging White River with new planning and multi-use development on the west side of the river" Hampton said.

Hampton began his first term on the Noblesville Common Council in January 2016. A native of Muncie, Hampton earned a journalism degree from Ole Miss. He has lived in Noblesville since 1996. Hampton works for two Noblesville-based companies as a client development specialist for The ELAM Group, an environmental consultant, and 21ology.com, a website development and marketing consulting group. Previously, he was the director of production for the Indianapolis Colts and he was a familiar face on television and voice on radio as a sportscaster in the Indianapolis market.

In the Noblesville community, Hampton serves on the Noblesville Schools Education Foundation, is a member of the Noblesville 50 Club (which supports the families of fallen police and fire officials) and is an active member at Our Lady of Grace Church, where he teaches religious education. Hampton also has coached youth sports for CYO, Noblesville Youth Baseball, Noblesville Babe Ruth and Noblesville Boys and Girls Club.

Brian Ayer served as council president in 2019. The reorganization meeting also announced the 2020 Noblesville Common Council committee assignments, which include:

Building/Land Acquisition – Brian Ayer (Chair) and Darren Peterson.

Downtown District – Darren Peterson (Chair), Megan Wiles and Aaron Smith.

Economic Development – Megan Wiles (Chair), Greg O’Connor, Aaron Smith and Mike Davis.

Finance – Greg O’Connor (Chair), Megan Wiles, Mike Davis and Darren Peterson.

Parks – Aaron Smith (Chair), Pete Schwartz and Wil Hampton.

Public Safety – Pete Schwartz (Chair), Mark Boice, Mike Davis and Greg O’Connor.

Road/Traffic/Engineering – Brian Ayer (Chair), Wil Hampton, Megan Wiles and Mark Boice.

Wastewater – Mark Boice (Chair), Brian Ayer, Mike Davis and Pete Schwartz.

Nominating – Wil Hampton (Chair), Darren Peterson and Brian Ayer.

Special appointments of the council include:

  • Architectural Review Board – Brian Ayer and Darren Peterson
  • Parking Task Force – Pete Schwartz and Mike Davis
  • Cultural Arts District Liaison – Aaron Smith