The Honorable Steven Nation was elected to the Hamilton County Council in 2020. He is an At-Large member.
Judge Nation is a native of Beech Grove and graduated from Cathedral High School. He received his bachelor's degree in political science from Indiana University and went on to graduate from the IU School of Law-Indianapolis. Nation retired as a Hamilton County Judge in 2019 after serving 24 years on the bench and 16 years as a prosecutor. Throughout his career he has always believed that it was a great honor and privilege to be a public servant.
Throughout the years, Nation worked with others to create Prevail, the Hamilton County Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs, the Hamilton County Traffic Safety Task Force, and the Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program. He currently serves as president of the Indiana Fallen Heroes Foundation Board and is a member of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Chaplaincy Board.
Judge Nation has received many awards including the Noblesville Elementary Football League’s "Hall of Fame Award" in 2012, the International Association of Truancy and Dropout Prevention’s "Person of the Year" in 2017, and the Hamilton County Community Foundation’s “Community Pillar Award for Family Success" in 2018. The Indiana State Police Board presented him with a resolution in recognition of his years of service to the citizens of the State and Hamilton County in 2018. Governor Eric Holcomb granted him the prestigious "Sagamore of the Wabash" in 2018. The Hamilton County Commissioners awarded him with the "Continental Award" in 2019 and the Shepherd's Center of Hamilton County awarded him with the "Healey Advocates for Aging Award" in 2020.
Judge Nation and his wife Peggy call Noblesville home. They have two grown children and one grandson. Nation enjoys walking and being with his family in his spare time.