Mr. Greg Beumer was awarded the Circle of Corydon Award from Governor Holcomb on Sunday, September 22nd before the Randolph County Patriotic Concert held at the Winchester Community High School auditorium.
The Circle of Corydon Award is for Hoosiers who have made remarkable contributions to the betterment of Indiana and its people, demonstrating through life and service qualities exemplified by the state’s greatest citizens, according to the governor’s office. Mr. Beumer who recently retired as the Executive director of the Randolph Economic Development Corporation had been awarded the Distinguished Hoosier award in 2007.
Greg Beumer served as a State Representative representing the 33rd District from November 2013-November 2019. Beumer grew up in Noble Township, Jay County. He attended Portland High-School, completed coursework in Business Administration at Ball State University and is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.
Before joining the Legislature, Rep. Beumer served two consecutive terms as a Randolph County Commissioner.
From 2001-2004, he served as the Region 8 Director for the former Indiana Department of Commerce, which consisted of six counties in East Central Indiana.
He has also served as the Director of Community Development for the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) and as the Executive Director of the Randolph County Economic Development Corporation from 2006 until 2008 and in 2012 until 2013.
“Greg has served as a strong advocate for his constituents and for rural communities across Indiana,” said House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis). “His past experience serving at the local level and expertise on economic development issues were assets to our caucus, and he will be greatly missed at the Statehouse.”
He co-authored several key pieces of legislation, including a bill expanding screenings for Hoosier newborns and another increasing funding for Indiana public schools.
Beumer also authored a bill preventing drug testing fraud, which was signed into law in 2016.