Board of Works
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fluctuate from day to day.
I have the pleasure of serving
as Mayor of my hometown, Columbia City. Spending most of
my life here, I have enjoyed seeing the growth and
development throughout the city. In the past, I have
worked for Governor Mitch Daniels and Lieutenant
Governor Becky Skillman. I am married to my wife, Amanda
and have two cats named Ginger and Bellatrix. We
have chosen to grow our family and raise our future
children in this wonderful community. My door is always
open to hear your comments and concerns.
This will be my second term in office and I am
very honored to have this opportunity.
want to continue to bring a high level
of trust and responsibility to this position. I
listen and openly communicate the issues that are before
us. I have resided in Columbia City for
close to 24 years. I am currently employed by Whitley
County Government as the GIS Coordinator. I have had the
privilege of coaching High School Athletics for 24
years. I am
currently an assistant with the
CCHS Softball program. I earned the rank of Eagle Scout
as a member of the Boy Scouts of America . I am a active
member of Columbia City United Methodist Church. I enjoy
all types of
sporting events. Most importantly, spending time with my
of 22 years Laura, our son Kyle,
This will be my 8th term in office.
I enjoy the job and will continue to serve the
citizens to the best of my ability.
I am a designated Indiana Accredited Municipal
Clerk and have served as District Director for the
Indiana Association of Clerks and Clerk Treasurers,
served as Executive Director of the Clerk’s League for
Third Class Cities, have served on the Columbia
City/Whitley County Joint Planning Board and I am a
current member of our Computer Software User Advisory
Board. In 2006 I received the Financial Municipal
Management Award for the State of Indiana.
I have worked for the City since 1965.
I am the daughter of the late Joe & Mary Parent.
My husband Larry and I have 3 children Chad Coyle
(deceased), Todd and Carmen Coyle, Kimberly (Jerry)
Jones, and have four grandchildren.
My church affiliation is St. Paul of the Cross.
a City Councilman for the past 12 years (2000 to 2012),
and was Council Pres. for 7 of the 12 years.
2012, I was appointed by the Mayor, to sit on the Board
of Works & Public Safety as the citizen member.
goal in being on the Board of Works and Safety is to
stay in touch with our greatest investment: our City
Employees and the Residents of Columbia City. I will support these individuals by
advocating for a safe work environment and a safe
community to live in. I look forward to supporting the
needs of the City of
Columbia City in the next 4
and I reside at
601 Azuba Ct. in
City. We have two
children, Jody Mills and Ryan Crowder. We have three
grandchildren, Coulter Grant, Luke Grant and Taylor
retired from Sprint Corp. after 26 years of service and
also worked for Parkview Health System for 12 years.
Presently, I'm the Director of Operations for Allstar
Communications in Fort Wayne, IN.
served on several committees throughout the past 12
years, while also serving as Vice President of the Morsches Park
Board. I have 18 years of service as a Volunteer Fireman
and 5 years as Asst. Chief for Columbia City before becoming a councilman in