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City of Auburn / Government

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.

 
 

Mayor's Corner

October 30, 2018
For one volunteer Auburn Fire Department (AFD) recruit, firefighting is in his blood. For another, volunteer firefighting just seemed like a natural extension of his life in public service. While different paths led Cody LaRowe and Will Ternet to pursue t…
September 22, 2017
By Norman Yoder, Mayor of Auburn There’s been a lot of discussion about the Auburn Community Pool especially after it was announced that this past summer was its last one of operation. Many want the city to keep the pool open. I understand those sen…
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October 12, 2018
As part of Indiana’s Downtown Development Week, the City of Auburn and Auburn Main Street hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday to celebrate the culmination of the Sixth and Main Street Revitalization Project. Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzann…
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