How We Serve the City of Mishawaka
The city clerk is elected every four years by city residents at the same time the mayor and Common Council races are determined. The main responsibilities of the office are maintaining official city records such as the Common Council agendas, minutes, ordinances and resolutions. The office also serves as the keeper of the city seal, maintains the municipal code and oversees the Ordinance Violations Bureau. In addition, the city clerk certifies city documents, officiates weddings and assists with voter registration.
The clerk works closely with the Common Council and council attorney to provide information to residents regarding the laws of the city.
Get to Know the Clerk
City Clerk Deborah S. (Ladyga) Block has held the position since 1992. She served as chief deputy city clerk from 1979 to 1986. Block is active in community activities and organizations and is a past president of the Indiana League of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers. She is Mishawaka’s first Indiana accredited municipal clerk as well as the city’s first master municipal clerk, which she earned through Ball State University and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. Block is married to retired Mishawaka firefighter Don Block.