2015-09-24 18.28.06Town Council

The Shipshewana Town Council is a five-member council. The council members serve four year terms, which are staggered. Town Council members may serve multiple terms; there are no term limits.

Tad HiteCouncil Member
Arlene Lazzaro
Arlene LazzaroPresident
Arlene served on the council previously beginning in 1982 and served as council president from 1984 – 1990, and then returned to the council in 2012 and is currently serving as the vice president. She has lived in Shipshewana since 1972, and taught second grade at Shipshewana Scott Elementary for 21 years. Arlene has also been happily married to her husband Carl for 56 years. Over the years she has also served as president of the Park Board and served on the Storm Water Board at different times.
Lynn Bontrager
Lynn BontragerCouncil Member
Lynn Bontrager is in her second term on the Council. She has lived in the Shipshewana are for 36 years. Ten years ago she and her husband moved inside the town limits and in 2010 she ran for town council and secured her place on the board. She has worked in Shipshewana for the majority of that time. She is the former owner of Morton Street Coffee.
She is a liason to the Park Board and serves on the Redevelopment Authority. She also serves on the Pumpkinvine Advisory Committee which is comprised of individuals from Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, and Shipshewana that meet monthly in regards to policy, improvements, etc. on the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail (rails to trails) path.
J. Mike Wilcher
J. Mike WilcherCouncil Member
Bio for Mike
Elmer Mast
Elmer MastVice President
Elmer has lived in LaGrange County all his life. Elmer and his wife, Kassie, have lived in Shipshewana since 2002. He is employed by Jayco in Middlebury, and is eager to serve his community.

Town Council Minutes

February 16, 2016

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SPECIAL TOWN COUNCIL MEETING FEBRUARY 16, 2016  4:00 P.M. SHIPSHEWANA TOWN HALL 345 N MORTON STREET SHIPSHEWANA, IN  46565   PRESENT: Council; Roger D. Yoder, C. Arlene Lazzaro, Elmer J. Mast, Lynn M. Bontrager.  ABSENT:  [...]

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February 11, 2016 Meeting Minutes

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TOWN COUNCIL MEETING FEBRUARY 11, 2016  6:00 P.M. SHIPSHEWANA TOWN HALL 345 N MORTON STREET SHIPSHEWANA, IN  46565   PRESENT:  Council; Roger D. Yoder, C. Arlene Lazzaro, Elmer J. Mast, Lynn M. Bontrager, J. Mike [...]

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January 28, 2016 Meeting Minutes

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TOWN COUNCIL MEETING JANUARY 28, 2016  6:00 P.M. SHIPSHEWANA TOWN HALL 345 N MORTON STREET SHIPSHEWANA, IN  46565   PRESENT:  Roger D. Yoder, C. Arlene Lazzaro, J. Mike Wilcher, Elmer J. Mast, Lynn M. Bontrager. [...]

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January 14, 2016 Meeting Minutes

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 TOWN COUNCIL MEETING JANUARY 14, 2016  6:00 P.M. SHIPSHEWANA TOWN HALL 345 N. MORTON STREET SHIPSHEWANA, IN  46565   PRESENT:  Council; Roger D. Yoder, C. Arlene Lazzaro, J. Mike Wilcher, Elmer J. Mast, Lynn M. [...]

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December 29, 2015 Meeting Minutes

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TOWN COUNCIL MEETING DECEMBER 29, 2015  6:00 P.M. SHIPSHEWANA TOWN HALL 345 N MORTON STREET SHIPSHEWANA, IN  46565   PRESENT:  Council; Roger D. Yoder, C. Arlene Lazzaro, J. Mike Wilcher, Elmer J. Mast, Lynn M. [...]

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December 10, 2015 Meeting Minutes

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TOWN COUNCIL MEETING DECEMBER 10, 2015  6:00 P.M. SHIPSHEWANA TOWN HALL 345 N MORTON STREET SHIPSHEWANA, IN 46565   PRESENT:  Council; Roger D. Yoder, C. Arlene Lazzaro, Elmer J. Mast, Lynn M. Bontrager, J. Mike [...]

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