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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 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.
graduated from Whitko High School in 1983 and spent 4
years active duty in the United States Army as a Calvary
Scout. I was stationed in West Germany, Alaska and Fort
Carson Co. and then spent 2 years in the National Guard.
1990 I took a job with the Whitley County Sheriff’s
Department. where I worked as both a Confinement Officer
and a Communications Officer. I am currently working for
the City of Columbia City Police Department, where I
have worked for over 20 years. In that time I spent 14
years in the Whitley County Drug Task Force.
I am married to Christine (Defay) Simpson, the
daughter of Dick and Susanne Defay, of Fort Wayne. I
have 6 daughters and 5 grandchildren.
My only hobby is the
ongoing renovation of a 135 year old Victorian home
located on Chauncey Street, where my wife and I are
doing what we can to help preserve a small piece of
Columbia City’s history.
I am very honored to have been chosen to
represent the Northeast district on the City Council. I
look forward to the opportunity of serving my community.
As your council person I will focus on managing cost,
generating economic growth, and striving to maintain
quality services for our community. I am confident
Columbia City has a bright future and I am excited to be
a part of that process. I welcome comments from citizens
and will do my best to address each one of them.
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,
and our daughter Anna.
This will be my first
term in office. I appreciate the opportunity to
represent the Southwest District of Columbia City.
I am focused on economic growth for the city,
controlling spending and working to simplify many of the
ordinances. I grew up in Whitley County on a farm
in Union Township, I graduated from Columbia City High
School in 1994 completed my Bachelor’s in Accounting in
2004 and my MBA in 2009. I have worked with my
father in our accounting practice for nearly 17 years.
I have been involved in numerous local non profits as a
board member and committee member. I am married
to Emily and we have three daughters. I enjoy
gardening in my free time and spending time with my
family. I welcome comments, questions and concerns
from constituents. Please feel free to contact me
I am excited to be serving my second term as a
representative of the southeast distinct on Columbia
City's Common Council. My husband, Geoff, and I
have been a part of Columbia City for over 30 years.
We have two kids. Our son, Brandon, lives in
Columbia City and has three boys. Our daughter,
Elizabeth, and her husband live in Westfield and have a
I work for
Dr. James McConnell and also am at the high school a lot
for sporting events. I lead a pretty normal, but
busy life. And I really enjoy doing so in Columbia
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