George Obren, who retired after 38 years with the City of Mishawaka was sworn in today, Tuesday, January 30th, 2024, in a new capacity on the city of Mishawaka Board of Public Works and Safety. Obren was with the Mishawaka Police Department for 27 years, four of them serving as Police Chief, and retired from the MPD to take over as Director of Code Enforcement in 2005. Obren was instrumental in introducing the “Top 100” in the City of Mishawaka; a program dedicated to addressing sub-standard housing issues in the city.
Highlights of Obren’s experience as a public servant with the City of Mishawaka:
- Lifelong resident of Mishawaka serving our citizens for over 38 years.
- Appointed to Mishawaka Police Dept 1978 by Mayor Margaret Prickett
- Appointed to Chief of Police by Mayor Robert Beutter 1992-1996
- Retired from police department 2005 after serving 27 years.
- Appointed to Director of Code Enforcement by Mayor Jeffrey Rea 2005
- Retired from Code Enforcement 2016 David Wood Mayor
“It has truly been an honor and a privilege to serve the citizens of Mishawaka for 38 years and I am glad to once again be serving the Princess City as part of the Board of Public Works and Safety” says Obren.
Obren is taking on the seat recently vacated by long time Mishawaka public servant Dale Freeman.