Dave Forsell

David Forsell is President of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., (KIB), a private, non-profit organization that unites people to beautify the city and improve its environment, fostering community pride. David oversees more than 50 full-, part-time and seasonal staff. In 2008, KIB coordinated more than 500 community improvement projects, with the help of more than 44,000 volunteers, and redeveloped a vacant Fountain Square warehouse into the city’s first civic green building. It was recently awarded gold certification by the US Green Building Council. In May, 2009, KIB helped coordinate Eli Lilly and Company’s second day of service; amongst the projects was the transformation of Holt Road at Interstate 70 with 15,000 native plants and 150 trees. It is the first of several projects to enliven the corridor between the city’s new airport and its bustling downtown over the next year. David is a member of the Indianapolis/Marion County Tree Board by mayoral appointment, serving as secretary; he is vice chair of the Lacy Leadership Association board of directors.