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Service at the Heart of BPD’s Growth and Development

When she entered Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning,  Amy Schweitzer thought her future was in architecture. She quickly found out, though, that it wasn’t the field of study she wanted to pursue. “Architecture seemed more about high-end design, and I was more interested in the practicality and functionality of design,” she explains. “I […]

Lifelong Career of Enjoying Daily Work

Twenty-five years with an employer these days is quite impressive. And, for Todd Sattison, it is especially noteworthy. As he begins his 25th year with the City of Auburn’s Water Pollution Control (WPC) Department, he steps into the role of WPC Superintendent. It’s a role that he’s trained for his entire career as he’s held […]

Auburn Electric Poised for Future

By Chris Schweitzer – General Manager, Auburn Electric When I joined Auburn Electric about two years ago, the leadership team cast a vision that focused on safety, people, customer service and system health. We’ve done a lot of work on all those fronts—all with the mission of delivering reliable quality power. Over the past year, […]

State of the City

By Norm Yoder, Mayor, City of Auburn Last night I gave my final State of the City address. I’ve been blessed to serve Auburn as Mayor for the past 19-plus years—though it seems like just yesterday when I took the oath of office on December 31, 1999, just before Y2K. My years as Mayor have […]

30-Year Zoning Ordinance Updated and Modernized

By Amy Schweitzer – Building, Planning and Development Over the past two years, Building, Planning and Development (BPD) has worked with the Plan Commission to revise the city’s zoning and subdivision control ordinances and create a new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The UDO becomes effective on March 18, 2019. While there have been updates to […]