City Council by Ward
Ben Trockman, First Ward
A graduate of the University of Southern Indiana, Trockman joined Old National Bank in 2014, and is now in the role of Diversity and Inclusion Outreach Specialist. Ben is challenging Old National to become a leader in disability employment and inclusion through education and awareness, while working to enhance recruiting efforts and rethinking the hiring processes to successfully recruit, on-board and employ people with disabilities. Ben works with legislators in Washington DC and Indianapolis to improve employment opportunities, airline accessibility, and healthcare options for people with disabilities. He previously served as a National Ambassador for Easter Seals.
In 2015, Trockman was presented with the “Spirit of Ability Award” by BraunAbility in recognition of his efforts at Old National. In July 2016, Ben was nominated as an “Honorary Torchbearer” for the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay. Ben was presented with the “Individual Achievement Award” by Leadership Evansville and, most recently, Ben was nominated by the Evansville Business Journal as a “20 under 40.”
Missy Mosby, Second Ward
Evansville is where my heart is and I love our great community! I was born and raised here in Evansville, graduated from Mater Dei High School in 1986 with honors and received my Real Estate License in 1998.
At a young age, my parents instilled in me the importance of giving back to your community and this has become a passion of mine. I am currently serving my third term on City Council – served two as Council President, involved in the Mayor’s Substance Abuse Task Force, Chaplain of the Fraternal Order of Police Associates, active in many 2nd Ward Neighborhood Associations, Member of Chamber Governmental Affairs, Member of the Promise Zone Governance Committee and has attended Christian Fellowship Church for nearly 14 years, just to name a few. As you may know, I am a pet lover and I served on the Board of Directors for It Takes a Village, as their treasurer, and media spokesperson for ITV’s pet of the week. I am the City Council Liaison for the Evansville Animal Care and Control, and I am a foster volunteer for Tri State Yorkie Rescue.
Raised as an Army brat, Heronemus developed a passion for public service at an early age. Relocating to Evansville in the summer of 2007 with his wife, Megan, he has served the community of Evansville as an activist for education, Chief Deputy Treasurer of Vanderburgh County, and in nonprofit development for United Way of Southwestern Indiana. Heronemus is currently a licensed realtor serving clients in Southwestern Indiana. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science in 2008 as well as a Master of Public Administration in 2011 – both from the University of Southern Indiana (USI).
Alex Burton, Fourth Ward
Alex Burton was born and raised in Evansville, IN. He attended and graduated from both
Indiana State University (B.S. Communications) and Western Kentucky University (Master’s of Public Administration). Alex is involved in local and statewide affairs and is at the forefront of several initiatives that relate to workforce development, youth, and economic development.
Alex believes that the future of this city is dependent upon the choices made in the next few years, and his involvements put him in the right position to not only serve, but lead and ensure every resident believes that ‘E’ is for everyone.
Jennifer Yaser, Fifth Ward
Jennifer is an Evansville native, a proud wife of an Army veteran, and a mother to two daughters. Growing up in a working class family, Jennifer experienced first-hand the struggles and challenges that many in the Evansville community face. Her background and experience in public education, managed care billing, and banking make her an excellent candidate for the 5th Ward. Her leadership and caring heart make her the best choice for the city of Evansville.
James Brinkmeyer, Sixth Ward
Jim is a lifelong resident of Evansville. He graduated from Reitz High School in 1982, and he obtained a B.S from the University of Southern Indiana in 1988 and a Master’s in 1994. He has been teaching for 26 years, 24 years at Reitz, 1 at Central, and has served as an Assistant Principal at North in 2001-02. He has coached basketball for over 20 years and is currently the Head Men’s Track Coach. Jim is active in his community as a member of the Westside Nutclub and R-Mens Varsity Club. He is past President of the R-Mens, the Evansville Youth Baseball West Little League. Jim has two children: Evan is 23, a graduate of Reitz and USI, and Haley is 9 and a 3rd grader at Corpus Christi School.
Gina Robinson Ungar, At-Large
Gina Robinson Ungar is an Evansville mom and community activist running for an At-Large seat on City Council. She left her most recent employment at Evansville Housing Authority to run for office because she felt called to do something to address unmet housing and mental health needs in the city. Before going to work at EHA, Gina owned and operated a small dairy farm on the outskirts of Boonville from 2007 to 2016, handling all aspects of the farm, from animal health and dairy sanitation to marketing and bookkeeping.
Gina’s background has been a mix of city and country influences since childhood. Born a fifth-generation dairy farmer in Central Massachusetts, Gina remained a farm kid on weekends and summers, but lived mostly in the city with her mother, who completed college and law school while raising three kids on a limited income. Gina felt the injustices of economic inequality as a child and teen and has never forgotten what a difference scholarships and great mentoring made in shaping her opportunities. She is determined to build a more just, compassionate culture while offering practical, efficient, and sustainable solutions to our city’s challenges.
Gina got involved with politics first as a volunteer for the 2008 Obama campaign, and joined the Warrick County Democrats in 2013. She was elected as a National Sanders Delegate in 2016 and as a Vanderburgh County Democratic Precinct Committee-Person in 2018. In 2016, Gina was a founding member of the statewide progressive group, 92 County Strategy, and also the Evansville chapter of Our Revolution. She volunteers with Indivisible Evansville and Congregations Acting for Justice and Empowerment (CAJE) and is a member of First Presbyterian Church. Gina graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in Sociology and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Service Administration degree at the University of Evansville. Both of her sons attend EVSC schools.
Jonathan Weaver, At-Large
Jonathan has been involved in local politics since 2006, when he was elected Vanderburgh County Assessor. In 2011, he was elected to the Evansville City Council. He has enjoyed his involvement making the city and county a better place. Just drive around downtown and see many of the projects that his votes have helped fund. More things are to come and he appreciates your vote on November 5th!
Kaitlin Moore Morley, At-Large
Moore Morley, an Evansville native, graduated from Reitz High School. She moved to Europe in 2003, teaching adult students English as a second language. While abroad, she studied Spanish and sociology, and earned her undergraduate degree in anthropology. Upon her return to the United States, Moore Morley returned to earn her Master’s in Divinity. She has served with numerous Methodist congregations in the Evansville area, serving currently as an assistant pastor of community outreach at Trinity United Methodist.
Moore Morley is making her first run for political office as a member of this year’s Indiana Democratic Party’s “Emerging Leaders Project.” A caring and charismatic personality, she loves helping people find solutions. Kaitlin is ready to represent everyone in the Evansville community.