Luci Snyder was a principal in the Acorn Group and has been in the real estate business for 23 years--first as a residential broker (20 years) and then a commercial broker specializing in the suburban market. She now has a small consulting firm specializing in governmental approvals.
Before coming to the Acorn Group, she worked at the Graves Commercial Group where she was named the Commercial Broker of the Year in 1989. As senior office specialist, she worked with owners, developers and users of office space and development land.
Snyder is a graduate of Mundelein College of Loyola University with an AB in Psychology. Before she became involved in real estate, she was a teacher and administrator in the Illinois public and private school systems.
For five years, Snyder served on the boards of the Carmel Clay Chamber of Commerce, the Carmel Plan Commission and she has been elected to 5 terms on the Carmel City Council--serving 9 years as Finance Chair.
As Finance Chair she rejected the additional $50 M asked for by the Mayor to complete Keystone Parkway, pulled $7.5M from other projects and borrowed only $11,000,000 to get the job done. She also created, along with Clerk Treasurer Diana Cordray, the Rainy Day Fund, designed to be available for emergencies large and small.
Snyder sat on committees that redesigned the development standards for Meridian Street and helped to craft new standards governing communication towers, Michigan Road design and residential plans. She also wrote the ordinance governing tax abatements and is in charge of annual compliance.
Snyder helped craft the restructuring of $185,000,000 of the overall $314,000,000 of CRC debt to avert bankruptcy, lower the interest rates and make the CRC’s activities more transparent.
As a member of the City Council Luci supported the 96th Street Bridge, Hazel Dell Parkway, The Village of West Clay, the expansion of parks, City Center and City Center 2, the revitalization of Old Town as well as actively working to bring St. Vincent’s Heart Hospital and Clarian Hospital to the community. Additionally, Snyder has consistently supported the funding needs of The Center for the Performing Arts.
Snyder's community involvement has also included board seats on the Board of First Merchants Bank of Hamilton County and Invest Indiana. Snyder is currently President of the Carmel Economic Development Commission and board member of the Humane Society for Hamilton County.
Snyder has been recognized by the Indianapolis Business Journal as one of the community's “Most Influential Women" in 1998 and 2012--a prestigous award given to those exemplifying leadership and integrity in their communities.