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City of Auburn / Government


As the county seat of DeKalb County, Auburn is governed by an elected mayor, seven-member common council and three-member board of public works and safety officials.

Mayor Norman E. Yoder

Mayor Norman E. Yoder serves as the chief executive of the city, overseeing all city departments; seeking and administering local, state and federal grants; and overseeing all city projects. The mayor is elected to a four-year term by the citizens of Auburn.

Common Council

The Common Council serves as the legislative branch of Auburn's city government, appropriating city funds and passing ordinances and laws. The council's overarching mission is to use the financial and human resources available to provide services to residents. Five members of the common council are elected from individual districts and two are elected at-large.

Board of Works

The Board of Works conduct the day-to-day business of running the city government in Auburn. They oversee the development and implementation of programs from all city departments, including police, fire, street and utilities.



Taxpayers have the ability to view budget notices in one central online location at BudgetNotices.IN.Gov. A new email subscription option is provided to taxpayers to stay informed of submissions by their local units. Taxpayers will be able to view all local government units in DeKalb county, search by their address, or use an interactive map tool. This website has been designed to promote the importance of budget notices and the role that they play in the daily lives of Indiana taxpayers. Taxpayers that do not have Internet access or have difficulties with the website may contact the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance at (888) 739-9826 and request a paper copy of the notices for their local government units.


Mayor's Corner

March 5, 2018
Dan Rabe started as an operator at Auburn’s Water Pollution Control (WPC) department after a stint in the air force. That was 28 years ago. Today, he is the face—and arms and legs and one-man operation—of the WPC’s Biosolids Progra…


March 5, 2018
The City of Auburn has scheduled its annual Spring Clean-up to begin in April. This year, pick-up will occur throughout the week, instead of on Saturdays as in past years. Residents are asked to have items out for pick-up on the Sunday prior to their clea…


  • March 16, 2018
    Two of the three courses offered by the Auburn Police Dept. on Basic Handgun Safety have already filled. Interested…
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