Tamara Zahn Obituary – Former ‘Downtown Indy Inc’ Leader Passed Away

Tamara Zahn Obituary

Tamara Zahn Death – Tamara Zahn, Former ‘Downtown Indy Inc’ Leader has passed away. Tamara died at the age of 67 years. She died on October 1, 2020. Sherry Seiwert, president and CEO of the organization, said the city “has lost its greatest cheerleader.”

Tamara Zahn cause of death was not made available at the moment. Details about her Obituary and funeral plans are still pending as well.

Zahn was named president of IDI when it was founded in 1993. She led the influential organization—a not-for-profit charged with marketing, managing and developing the downtown area—until stepping down in 2012.

According to a tweet,Tamara Zahn passed away yesterday. “So, I had a meeting scheduled with two amazing women who have been working with CWUW on strategic planning. Tamara Zahn missed the meeting.
We learned today she passed away yesterday. She was a wonderful person and mentored me briefly.

Her tenure included several milestone events for downtown Indianapolis, including the opening of Circle Centre in 1995 and the hosting of the Super Bowl in 2012.

“Indianapolis has lost a civic icon who was a giant among corporate, nonprofit and elected leaders and peers,” Seiwert said in a statement. “Her passion for downtown Indy was unparalleled and unapologetic, which led to national recognition for outstanding urban revitalization, monumental development, and unrivaled beautification—all due to her inspired leadership and meticulous attention to detail.”

Zahn, who grew up in Fort Wayne and graduated from Indiana University with a degree in real estate, ran her own real estate and urban planning and consulting business for 15 years before joining IDI.

She was named to IBJ’s first Forty Under 40 class in 1993 and its first group of Influential Women in 1996.

After leaving IDI, she continued to work as a consultant and adviser to various arts and cultural groups, and served on various civic boards, including as chair of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.

I am saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Tamara Zahn. Tamara was a selfless champion of our community and a sweet lady. My condolences and prayers to Tamara’s husband Tim and family

Heartbroken to have lost my dearest mentor & one of our city’s most exceptional place-making luminaries, Tamara Zahn. I will always cherish our regular “Time Together with Tamara + Lauren” gatherings & will forever be inspired by your investment in me. You’ll be missed.

Tamara Zahn was a mentor to many at IDA and we are deeply saddened by the news of her sudden passing. Her leadership inspired the IDA community and helped make IDA the organization we are today.

Gordon Hendry Wrote;

So sorry to hear this. Tamara was a strong leader for downtown Indy. She was also a good person, and fun to be around – always had a smile on her face. Prayers for her family. “Former Indianapolis Downtown Inc. leader Tamara Zahn dies at 67”

Tamara Zahn was a great friend to Girl Scouts and a former Lt. Governor’s Luncheon honoree. We are sad to hear of her passing and send our sincerest condolences to her family and friends.

Saddened by this news. Tamara Zahn brought her flair and so much more to the Indianapolis downtown. Sincerest condolences to her family and former colleagues.

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