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Elected Officials

Norman E. Yoder

260.925.5430 ext 1001 Phone
260.920.3340 Fax


Mayor Yoder has lived in Auburn most of his life. He graduated from Auburn High School and from Purdue University's Engineering School with honors. He and his wife Peg have owned and operated several businesses, including Yoder & Yoder concrete and Joshua's Restaurant. While they have sold both these businesses, they currently own and operate the Skatin Station. He has been active in many community projects, and is most proud of serving on the building committee for the Eckhart Public Library Expansion and Renovation Project. He and his wife enjoy boating and fishing at their lake cottage.

  • Oversee all City Departments and projects
  • Serve as Executive Administrator and City Spokesperson
  • Seek and administer federal, state and local grants
  • Provide City Administration legal counsel through City Attorney
Patricia M. Miller

260.925.6450 ext 1101 Phone
260.920.3341 Fax


Patty moved to Auburn from South Haven, Michigan, at the age of fifteen. After graduating from DeKalb High School in 1976, she began working for the City of Auburn. Her first City position was in Customer Service and Utility Billing. She was promoted to Utility Office Manager in 1998 where she managed the utility office staff and worked under the direct supervision of the Clerk-Treasurer. In 2002, she was again promoted, this time to Utility Operation Supervisor. After much soul searching, she decided to run for Clerk-Treasurer in 2003 and took office in January 2004. Since that time she has been a leader in improving the myriad of City financial operations through technology and policy innovation. In addition, progressive new utility billing and project accounting applications are underway. In her spare time she enjoys walking for exercise, spending time with her son, Cory, and staying involved with the Auburn Classic Lions Club and the DeKalb County Republican Women's Club. She thoroughly enjoys the challenges of serving her community in a political capacity and looks forward to all the technological advances and challenges facing our city.

  • Oversee allocation and distribution of all City funds (taxes, revenue, expenditures, etc.)
  • Maintain City records
  • Prepare/file legal notices, budgets, ordinances and resolutions
  • Attend and record the minutes of the Common Council and Board of Public Works and Safety meetings
  • Maintain/coordinate all computer technology
  • Oversee annual audits by the State Board of Accounts
  • Oversee utility billings, city invoicing, processing and purchase orders verification

Wayne Madden
District #1 (Northeast)

Kevin Webb
District #2 (Northwest)

260.925.4380 Fax

Matthew Kruse
District #3 (East & Southeast)

Mike Watson
District #4 (South Center)

Michael Walter 
District #5 (Southwest)

Jim Finchum
260.920.1012 ext. 2117

Denny Ketzenberger 

Map of Council Districts


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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