Office of the City Clerk
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The City Clerk is elected every four years by city residents at the same time as the Mayor and Common Council. The main responsibilities of the Clerk, appointed Chief Deputy and Deputy are maintaining official City Records such as the Common Council Agendas, Minutes, Ordinances and Resolutions. The Clerk also is the keeper of the City Seal, maintains the Municipal Code and is Clerk of the Ordinance Violations Bureau. In addition, the Clerk certifies City documents, officiates at weddings and is an official Voters Registration Branch.
The City Clerk works closely with the Common Council and Council Attorney to provide information to citizens regarding the laws of the city.
City Clerk Deborah S. (Ladyga) Block, CMC has been Mishawaka Clerk since 1992. She served as Chief Deputy City Clerk from 1979 to 1986. Clerk Block is very active in community activities and organizations and is a past president of the Indiana League of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers (ILMCT). She is Mishawaka's first Indiana Accredited Municipal Clerk (IAMC), as well as Mishawaka's first Master Municipal Clerk (MMC), receiving that status through Ball State University and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. Clerk Block is married to Mishawaka firefighter Don Block.