Chief Policy Officer
City of Indianapolis

Aryn Schounce is the Chief Policy Officer for both the Department of Metropolitan Development (DMD) and Business and Neighborhood Services (DBNS) with the City of Indianapolis. Prior to this role, she served DMD as the Principal Program Manager for Economic Recovery with a focus on the redevelopment of some of the city’s largest, former industrial sites including PR Mallory, Sherman Park, GM Stamping Plant, Carrier Bryant, and the Community Justice Campus. Schounce also serves as the Regional Economic Competitiveness Officer for the Build Back Better Central Indiana Initiative, leading the coalition’s efforts as a finalist for the Economic Development Administration’s marquee economic development program under the American Rescue Plan Act. The EDA’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge centers equity in economic development and the Central Indiana coalition is one of only 60 finalists nationally and the only finalist in Indiana. Schounce also leads efforts for the City around equitable code enforcement, key redevelopment projects, and policy development for both departments. In her spare time, Schounce enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and neighbors, especially in her beloved neighborhood of Garfield Park. Her interests include education policy, architecture, interior design, fashion, and the foodie scene.


Jul 28

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Panel – Where We Are Today

1:00pm – 2:15pm

This panel will provide examples of current efforts to intertwine equity and real estate development and outline both continued barriers and positive efforts made for full inclusion in the industry.