Jodi Perras

Jodi Perras is the owner of Perras & Associates, a certified woman-owned business enterprise that provides facilitation, public relations, and communications services related to clean water issues. Her clients have included the cities of Indianapolis, Kansas City, South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart, and the Metropolitan Sewerage District of Greater Cincinnati. She is a former deputy director of the Indianapolis Department of Public Works and former deputy commissioner for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Her career began with six years as a journalist for the Associated Press in Indianapolis. She has been a member of Epworth United Methodist Church since 2005 and currently serves on the church’s Board of Trustees, Outreach and Assimilation Team, and Environmental Stewardship Team, which she chairs. Her community service has included being a Cub Scout leader, retreat leader at Fatima Retreat House, and volunteer work for the Indiana Water Environment Association. She will facilitate the program’s panel discussion.