The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (GIPC) and Mayor Joe Hogsett have announced that Indianapolis government and regulatory affairs partner Murray Clark will receive the 2021 Charles L. Whistler Award. The annual Whistler Award recognizes individuals who, outside the regular duties of their chosen professions, have brought together the public and private sectors for civic improvement in Indianapolis.
“Murray’s work reflects a deep understanding of the power of public-private partnerships to bring about real and lasting impact,” said GIPC Board Chair Mary Chandler, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Cummins and CEO of The Cummins Foundation. “He is a fitting recipient of an award named for his former law partner.”
Clark is a former Indiana State Senator and proud, lifelong Indiana resident who has committed his time, wisdom, and experience to the success of the City of Indianapolis. In the Indiana State Senate, Murray was active in a wide range of issues and recognized repeatedly as an outstanding legislator. In his private practice, he provides strategic legal and governmental affairs counsel to help clients achieve their goals.
In addition to his career, Murray is an extraordinary philanthropic leader, serving on the boards of the Riley Children’s Foundation, Indianapolis Foundation, Central Indiana Community Foundation, Indiana Bar Foundation, Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. and the Hundred Club. He also served on the Board of Trustees of Brebeuf Jesuit, including as former chairman. Murray is well known for his leadership in the sports community, having served on the board of the Indiana Soccer Association, Indy Eleven Foundation, and College Football Playoff Championships Indy Host Committee.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will present the award at a breakfast ceremony on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Ivy Tech Community College Culinary & Conference Center. Faegre Drinker is this year’s title sponsor of the ceremony.
For more information, see GIPC’s press release.