The Boone County Commissioners are honoring longtime Boone County Surveyor Kenneth Hedge for his decades of service to the county.
After graduating from Purdue University, Hedge began working for the Boone County Soil and Water Conservation District for three years before becoming Boone County Surveyor in 1990.
During his time as county surveyor, Hedge served as an ex-officio member of the Boone County Drainage Board, a member of the Boone County Area Plan Commission where he served for multiple years as President.
Hedge was appointed to the Indiana Indiana State Water Pollution Control Board by former Governor Mitch Daniels in 2006. He would serve in that role until 2012.
By 2013, the Indiana Association of County Surveyors nominated Hedge as Outstanding Surveyor of the Year and in 2015 he was appointed as President of the Indiana Surveyors Association. In 2019, he received the President’s Award from the Indiana Association of County Surveyors. He currently serves as the Central Vice Chair for the Indiana Surveyors Association.
Hedge is a lifelong Boone County resident. He was raised on his family farm and was an active partner in the farming operation with his father from early childhood. He currently continues that tradition with his children.
The Boone County Commissioners commend Hedge for his decades of service to the county and will honor him with an original surveyor’s cornerstone marker from the 1800’s. The first cornerstones were laid in the late 1790’s, and utilized in property division. The cornerstone being dedicated to Hedge is from Boone County and will be engraved with his name and 32 years of service.
“The surveyor is one of the most important positions in the county, and Kenny Hedge has brought so much to our community through his dedicated work,” said Commissioner Tom Santelli. “His work affected everything from farm yields, to roads and bridges. Everything he touched has made an impact on the county. He is the right kind of elected official, always putting our citizens ahead of himself, he will be deeply missed.”