Rich Carlucci has held the position of Town Manager since April 1988. Rich is a graduate of Western Illinois University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement degree in 1973. In 1975, he received his master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Iowa.
Rich has been active in the community. He has served as president of the St. Susanna School Board and is active in the Plainfield Rotary Club. Rich has been a member of the International City Management Association since 1978. He is also a member of the Indiana Municipal Management Association and previously served as president of that organization.
Duties of the Town Manager
The Town Council is the only policy making body of the Town. To help them in this process, they receive recommendations from the various boards and commissions as well as the Town Manager. The Town Manager is the individual who directs the day to day operations of the Town in carrying out the policy directives of the Town Council.
The Town Manager oversees several departments within the Town of Plainfield, which all work to keep the town running smoothly and help carry out the policies of the Council. An organizational chart of the town government is available online, to understand how the Town Manager fits into the overall scheme of the municipal government.
The Town of Plainfield and its residents have reaped numerous rewards as a result of sound strategic planning and fiscal management. Industrial and commercial development has escalated in Plainfield's industrial parks and TIF (Tax Increment Financing) districts, zoning decisions have been made to control growth, and the town enjoys the lowest tax burden in all of Hendricks County.