Daniel and his Family
As with most Morgan County residents family comes first for Daniel Elliott. He and his wife Laura have been married for 20 years. They have four children. Sarah is a freshman in college and is preparing to leave as a missionary. Jessica a high school student who is happiest when on her horse. Aaron, an eighth grader at Bell-East middle school who, when not waiting for that perfect buck in his tree stand is working on his Eagle project. Finishing up the clan is three year old Connor who can usually be found getting a piggy back ride from his dad.
Daniel and his family live in Green Township on a small farm where they’ve raised horses, dogs, sheep, goats, ducks but mostly they raise their children. Daniel and Laura felt that raising their kids in rural Morgan County would give them the opportunity to teach their children the important values of faith, hard work, service and love of community.
Daniel works with the youth in his church, a Scoutmaster and a member of the Morgan County 4-H Council. He is President of the Morgan County Redevelopment Commission, Chairman of Morgan County Republican Party, President of The Source, and a member of Rediscover Martinsville.
Vote for Daniel Elliott
Daniel Elliott is a proven leader in our community. As a County Council member Daniel will be able to bring his experience in business and community service to Morgan County. There are three main points that Daniel will focus on if he is elected to represent Morgan County on the County Council.
- Economic Development
Build a stronger, more prosperous Morgan County for everyone
Due to Daniel’s experience as an entrepreneur, his experience as President of Morgan County’s Redevelopment Commission and his expertise in technology he has the skills Morgan county needs to help the county proper in the 21st century. Daniel is committed to bringing new job opportunities and businesses to Morgan County.
- Open Government
Help local government to be more open and accountable to the taxpayers
The primary role of the County Council is to be the fiduciary body of the county. Daniel will focus on assuring that taxpayer dollars are used using sound and proven fiscally conservative principals. He will also make sure that the people of Morgan County have the services that the county needs to assure a smooth running local government. Daniel is committed to find ways to use today’s technology to provide more transparency and better services to Morgan County residents.
- Community Values
Strengthen non-profit and faith based programs that serve our community
While local government is an important tool to help a community grow. Government, no matter how well intended, cannot answer all of our community’s needs. Often our local churches, service organization and non-profits need local government to make the process easier or to even get out of the way of those groups who make up the heart of our community. Where needed, Daniel will work with these organizations that are serving the needs of our community.
Daniel Elliott is president of Morgan County’s Redevelopment Commission. As President of the redevelopment Commission Daniel supported the a series of incentives that helped IPL decide that Morgan County would be the site of its new $600 million combined-cycle gas turbine power plant in Eagle Valley outside of Martinsville.
At it’s peak the construction of the plant is expected to generate 660 jobs and when complete the plant will provide 25 high paying high skilled jobs that will remain here in Morgan County. As part of the agreement IPL has earmarked $1 million in aid that is being used to develop the Old Town Waverly County Park. In addition the new IPL plant will generate an additional 41.6 million in annual revenue that will be used to benefit Morgan County schools, roads and other county needs.
As a member of the Redevelopment Commission Daniel has also been key in the development of new sewer treatment facility in the Waverly area. This will help replace the aging system that Waverly elementary is forced to use currently. This area is in an under served part of Morgan County that would normally not be able to afford to install the infrastructure. But with judicious and careful use of a tax increment finance district businesses and homeowners in this area now have an option.
Daniel Elliott will use his experience as an entrepreneur to help Morgan County develop into a prosperous and strong 21st Century community.
As a Morgan County entrepreneur Daniel has been very active in the business community. Daniel is CEO of a technology company called Intelli-Leap that builds software for organizations both small and large. As CEO of Intelli-Leap Daniel has been highly involved with the local chamber of commerce to help develop business opportunities throughout Morgan County. Daniel’s understanding of technology and modern business practices will be key in helping Morgan County succeed in the 21st century.
As the founder of The Source in downtown Martinsville Daniel started a coworking/entrepreneurial space for start-up and small businesses to have a place to work, meet and grow. In the process Daniel has taken an historic but deteriorating building and given it new life.
Daniel believes that Morgan County is a strong vibrant community that has tremendous opportunity.. Daniel recently began the process of repurposing the Veteran’s Building in downtown Martinsville. He saw a need and then developed a plan that would allow the building to be a used by local business and non profits while providing more access to local veteran’s organizations.
Daniel has also been involved for many years with the local chamber of commerce, local non-profits, Morgan County 4-H as a 4-H Council member, Boy Scouts of America as a Scout Master, and has volunteered for a variety of organizations and non-profits.
Daniel has been involved with Boy Scouts of America for many years. He currently serves as a Scout Master for a local Boy Scout Troop. Daniel’s children have long been involved in Morgan County 4-H and Daniel sits on the Morgan County 4-H Council. Daniel has also been highly involved with Rediscover Martinsville as a member of the Board of Directors. Rediscover martinsville is an organization that has been at the forefront of revitalization of Martinsville’s downtown.
Daniel is also the founder of The Source. The Source is a coworking space that exists to help develop small businesses and local start-ups.
Many of us that live in Morgan County have do so because of we value the importance of the rural way of live that living in Morgan County provides for us. Daniel and his family live on a small farm in Green Township where he and Laura make an effort to instill the values of hard work, faith and service to the community to their four children. Morgan County is unique community. We have communities that are within minutes from downtown Indianapolis and the airport but most of our communities are still very much rural in makeup. This rural nature of Morgan County is reflective in the independent and self-sufficient attitude of the people of Morgan County. Daniel will commit to using the same philosophy of hard work, faith and community when making decisions that effect Morgan County.
Daniel Elliott is the founder of The Source. The Source is a coworking space designed around the needs of small business owners, start-ups and telecommuters. The Source provides High Speed Internet, shared working space, meeting rooms, desk space, a community room, and conference areas. In partnership with Intelli-Leap, the Morgan County Library, and PDS Connect (a local Internet company), Daniel started The Source in an effort to promote and develop small businesses and local entrepreneurs.
The Source was developed to assist small businesses in Morgan County to grow into vibrant strong businesses. By being a member of the source, patrons have the opportunity to network, participate in think tanks, and grow their businesses in an affordable fashion.
It is also available for use by the veterans groups with future plans to commemorate, honor, and help support various needs of the veterans of Morgan County.
The Source is located at 77 E. Washington St. in Martinsville, Indiana. Also known locally as “The Veteran’s Building”. It is a 12,000 square foot building full of potential. Currently while in use by The Source this 100 year old building is being renovated and restored.
One of Daniel’s favorite activities is introducing youth to the outdoors. He has been active in Boy Scouts of America for many years. Daniel enjoys teaching boys how enjoy the outdoors while being safe and respecting the stewardship that we’ve been given. He also helps the scouts to serve in their community, learn life skills that will help them be successful adults at work, within their family and community, and help each other as they earn their Eagle Scout Awards.
Daniel is currently a scout master with Troop 213. Daniel and “his boys” have been involved in many service opportunities within the community. When not finding ways to volunteer “the boys” will be most often be found camping in Morgan-Monroe State forest or working diligently on the requirements needed to earn their Eagle Scout Awards.
Morgan County has a number of excellent outdoor activities. From hiking, to hunting, to fishing. It’s important that we maintain and share our outdoor traditions with the next generation.
One of the biggest issues facing Morgan County is the coming of Section 6 of I-69. Section 6 is the final piece and culmination of the I-69 project. While we know it will follow along the path of Highway 37 into Martinsville, the northern route is undecided. Two of the routes connect to i-70 after leaving 37 north of Martinsville. These routes connect south and west of Mooresville and would have tremendous impact on the communities of Brooklyn and Mooresville as well as the farm land along the route. Two other routes go east north of Martinsville. This would be a great deal of new terrain that would have a large impact on Green Township and Johnson County. The fifth option travels along the existing Highway 37 route using the existing highway as a path and would have the least impact on Morgan County communities.
Daniel has been clear that he believes that the best route for I-69 would be to continue through Morgan County along the existing Highway 37 footprint. The impact to communities, farmland, private property and businesses would be more negative if another route were chosen. As President of the Morgan County Redevelopment Commission Daniel has personally voted in favor of TIF districts and a focus on improving areas along the existing 37 corridor in anticipation that the 37 route would be chosen by INDOT for I-69.
At this point no decisions have been made by INDOT but there continue to be a series of meeting to allow Morgan County residents to voice their concerns about the routes and how they impact Morgan County. Daniel has been an strong voice at these meetings for the community. Please reach out to Daniel about the impact I-69 routes would have on you and your family.
Door to Door
Daniel will be visiting each community in Morgan County. Expect to see Daniel visiting door to door, at town halls, or local community events. Daniel would appreciate to hear your feedback. He would like to know what issues you feel are the most important issues facing you and your family Please contact Daniel and let him know what you expect from your County Council representative.
Helping Grow Morgan County Businesses
Daniel believes that if we focus on building small businesses in Morgan County these new small business will be invested in our local communities. Small businesses make up over 97% of all employers in Indiana and these small businesses employ about half of all Hoosiers. So investing in Morgan county small businesses will have a tremendous economic impact on Morgan County.
Daniel will work with local businesses to help strengthen the economic profile of Morgan County. Daniel has worked with the local Chambers of Commerce, the Morgan County Economic Development Corporation and the Morgan County Redevelopment Commission to help foster a strong business climate. This helps give the residents of Morgan County employment and business opportunities. These opportunities are what our county needs to provide jobs and stability for Morgan County families.
Work Hard, Play Hard
When Daniel is not working on his business or within the community you’ll often find him and his family enjoying their horses. Many of you have seen Daniel with his horses in one of our local Morgan County parades. Daniel trains his horses himself and his children participate in Morgan County 4-H and local horse shows. Of course, the Elliott’s favorite place in riding the trails of Southern Indiana.
21st Century Ideas
Daniel has worked in the technology field for the last two decades. He specializes in helping businesses use technology to provide better services at lower costs. If elected to the Morgan County Council Daniel will use his expertise to help Morgan County utilize technology to provide more transparency, more efficient services to residents and keep costs as low as possible. Just as he’s helped businesses utilize modern tools and techniques Daniel will do the same to help Morgan County government as we adapt to the needs of the 21st Century.
Our Amazing Team
A successful election isn’t about the candidate. It’s about the ideas. And to get those ideas out to the people requires the efforts of a a good team. We have a fantastic grass roots team that works hard to get the message out to Morgan County. We could use your help to bring Daniel’s message to the members of your community. Please volunteer and help get Daniel Elliott elected as your next Morgan County Council member.