George E. Hood, a fourth generation resident of Indiana, took the oath of office as Mayor on January 2, 1998 and served as Mayor until January 2021, when he stepped down from his position due to health reasons.
On February 2, 2021, Borough Council nominated Joseph E. Trimarchi to serve as interim Mayor throughout the remainder of the year.
Mr. Trimarchi recently officially retired from his position as Vice President at First Commonwealth Bank and has served on multiple community-related committees and commissions in the past, such as:
The Indiana County Planning Commission
The Indiana Borough Shade Tree Commission
The Westmoreland County Community College Educational Foundation
The PA State Association of Borough’s Chrostwaite Institute
He also has long family ties in Indiana, where he and wife Carolyn have raised two sons.
In accordance with Borough Code, the Mayor’s primary function is full charge of the police department, which is shared to some extent with the Public Safety Committee and Council. As such, the Mayor routinely meets with the Chief of Police so as to keep abreast of police department activities.
Interim Mayor Joseph E. Trimarchi being sworn in at Borough Hall in Indiana, PA.
Feb 17, 2021.
The teachers and staff at Ben Franklin Elementary School, lead by Sean Moren, have teamed up and are in the planning process of creating an outdoor classroom. The goal of the learning space is to create a welcoming and engaging space for their students to learn and grow.
They would love for their outdoor classroom to include areas for reading, eating, exercising, sensory play, wild life observing, and gardening. Most importantly, they want this area to be accessible for all students.
Axel plans to visit them. Please keep this project in mind and help them accomplish their goal if possible.
- Mayor Trimarchi, 7/7/2021