INDIANAPOLIS — IndyGo and the IndyGo Foundation announced several award winners at the January monthly Board of Directors’ meeting Thursday evening. The IndyGo Foundation named the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) as the 2022 winner of the annual Partnership Award. Additionally, the agency named several employees as winners of IndyGo’s internal Excellence Awards.

Partnership Award
The Partnership Award, sponsored by the IndyGo Foundation, honors a group or organization that has supported IndyGo in making progress and attaining goals. Winners of this award show extraordinary efforts to uplift the organization in relation to policy, teammate or program support, community service, funding, impacting the city of Indianapolis or overall commitment to IndyGo efforts. (See photos below.)

“The IndyGo Foundation is pleased to sponsor the annual IndyGo Partnership Award and to recognize CICF as the 2022 recipient,” said IndyGo Foundation Executive Director Emily Meaux. “CICF was a critical partner to the Foundation in its early years, offering support in various ways. CICF staff from all levels demonstrated their interest in and commitment to public transportation.” 

“CICF is thrilled and honored to be a part of the IndyGo Foundation’s early chapters,” said Brian Payne, president and CEO of CICF and president of The Indianapolis Foundation. “Investments in high-quality and reliable public transportation that is both accessible and equitable is crucial for a community to thrive. IndyGo continues to expand and innovate both accessibility and connectivity, allowing residents and visitors to experience all of our vibrant neighborhoods.”

Excellence Awards
The Excellence Awards are granted internally to various team members of IndyGo who demonstrate exceptional behavior and go above and beyond meeting general expectations in several categories. (See photos below.)

“The IndyGo Excellence Awards are an exciting time for us to praise our teammates who put forth extraordinary efforts to serve our community each day,” said IndyGo President and CEO Inez Evans. “We’re honored to have them aboard our team and appreciate everything they do to allow us to keep Indianapolis moving forward.” 

Awards were given in the following categories: 

Leadership in Operations Award  

  • Edwin Magana  

Professional Coach Operator of the Year  

  • Lisa Walker  

Maintenance Professional of the Year    

  • Ramon Perez   
  • James Moore  

Leadership in Administration Award   

  • Amber Ross
  • Rachel Moss  

Julia Carson Community Service Award  

  • Jordan Patterson  

Creativity & Innovation Award  

  • Ari Kasle  

Customer Service Award  

  • Schlanda Maxwell  

Program, Initiative or Event (PIE) Award  

  • Jonathan Jackson  

Inez Evans Inclusive Excellence Award  

  • Latosha Higgins  

IndyGo Legacy Award  

  • Tyrone Rowan  


Partnership Award Winner- Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF)
Pictured from left to right: Former CICF and The Indianapolis Foundation Board Chair Greg Hahn and IndyGo Foundation Executive Director Emily Meaux
IndyGo Excellence Award Winners
Pictured from left to right: Wellness and Teammate Engagement Coordinator Exzneair Williams, Transportation Supervisor Edwin Magana, Workforce Development Manager Ibrahim Ouattara, Body Repair Mechanic Ramon Perez, Coach Operator Lisa Walker, Coach Operator Jonathan Jackson, Managar of Vehicle Maintenance James Moore, Special Programs Manager Jordan Patterson, Digital Media Specialist Ari Kasle, Strategic Planner Amber Ross (front), General Laborer Tyrone Rowan (back), Director of Compliance and Civil Rights Latosha Higgins and IndyGo Foundation Director of Programs and Operations Rachel Moss
Not pictured: Quality Assurance Specialist Schlanda Maxwell

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