“Bill Hudnut improved the quality of life for all Indianapolis citizens, leaving an indelible impression on one of America’s great cities.” —Senator Richard G. Lugar
“This book is the story of a great American turnaround: the rebirth of our 12th largest city. . . . For those who care about municipal governance, this book is well worth reading.” —David Osborne, co-author of Reinventing Government
“Abandon all fear of boredom, ye who enter these pages.” —Congressman Andy Jacobs, Jr.
During Bill Hudnut’s 16-year tenure as mayor of Indianapolis, the city was transformed from India-No-Place to what has been called the Miracle of the Rust Belt—and much of the credit for this renaissance belongs to Bill Hudnut. Here he reflects on the trials, tribulations, and many successes of his stint as mayor, and invites supporters and critics alike to comment on the Hudnut years. The result is an insider’s look at the politics, personalities, and problems of a major urban center.