TOWN COUNCIL VACANCY IN DISTRICT 2
At the September 28th Town Council meeting Joshua Weimer, representing District 2, resigned his position. Josh is moving out of the incorporated Town and is no longer eligible to hold the office of Town Council. Josh was in his second term and has served the Town in this position since 2018.
To the Town of Shipshewana,
I am submitting my resignation as Town Council representative for District 2 of the Town of Shipshewana effective end of this day September 28, 2023. I will be moving outside of Shipshewana Town Corporation limits soon and will be unable to represent the residence of District 2. I would like to thank the community for their continued support in the many changes we’ve made during my 5 years of service. I feel content with this change because I can assure you the town received 100% of what I could give. Godspeed to the town council and employees of the Town of Shipshewana as you continue to serve, manage, and build our beautiful community.
- SERVE AS A TOWN COUCNIL MEMBER -
Are you a resident of Shipshewana Town Council District 2 with a passion for community involvement? We have an exciting opportunity for you! We currently have an opening on our Town Council, and we invite all interested individuals to come forward and make a positive impact on our beautiful town.
Join us on October 12th at 6:00 PM during the Town Council meeting to introduce yourself, share your ideas, and take the first step toward becoming a valuable member of the Shipshewana Town Council. We look forward to meeting you and working together to make Shipshewana an even better place to live.
Your voice matters, and together we can build a brighter future for our community!
Please fill out this form or contact Terry Martin at the Town Hall with your info prior to the October 12th meeting to be considered.
Indiana town council members serve as both the executive and legislative branches for small communities incorporated as towns within the state. The Shipshewnaa Town Coucnil consists of five members, bassed upon the town’s population. Council members are elected and they serve a four-year term. There are no state term limits affecting how many times a candidate may run for re-election to office. Unlike some states, Indiana councilmembers must declare a political party affiliation, if any, when they file to run for office.
Indiana town councils work in conjunction with an elected town clerk, who manages the day-to-day business of the municipal government. In addition to a clerk, the council can authorize the hiring of other staff to run the operations of government, including law enforcement officers, utility workers, park and recreation employees and town managers. These employees serve at the pleasure of the council.
A Council Member plays a vital role in shaping the future of our town. According to Indiana Code 36-5-2-9, the Powers of the legislative body include: (Visit https://iga.in.gov/laws/2023/ic/titles/36#36-5 for more info.)
- Adopting Ordinances and Resolutions: Council members have the authority to create and pass ordinances and resolutions that govern various aspects of the town’s operations and functions.
- Property Management: They can purchase, hold, and convey property interests on behalf of the town, ensuring that resources are used effectively for the benefit of the community.
- Common Seal: Council members also have the responsibility to adopt and use a common seal, which represents the town’s official identity.
District 2 is shown below in purple.