Engelberth seeks seat on Jasper council

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Adrian Engelberth

JASPER — Adrian Engelberth, 47, is seeking the Republican nomination for the Jasper Common Council District 4 seat.

Engelberth graduated from Purdue University in 1995 with bachelor’s degree in engineering. He has worked in new product development since graduation, including his own design and engineering company.

He believes his training and experience thinking outside the box for solutions to problems and developing new ideas is a great fit for the council.

“I have always worked with thought leaders, and push boundaries of new ideas and growth,” Engelberth said in a press release. “These skills of being able to assess a situation, make judgment calls that drive growth and limit risk, while working with others at all levels, I believe is critical for a councilperson.”

Engelberth has worked over the years to educate the public on multiple local issues.

“To understand the system is very complex, and over the years, I have tried to be a resource of knowledge for the community about how the local government functions,” he said.

He added that key items for him are making Jasper infrastructure the best it can be, keeping spending and taxing levels low and assessing TIF and abatement structures.

“As a councilperson we must be mindful of addressing the future but focused on the needs of today, too,” he said. “The [Midstates Corridor] is the one project our area must fund due to its potential to sustain and drive new growth the area will require. Additionally, a growing, vibrant local college option is critical for long-term business and people attraction and retention today and our area’s future,” Engelberth said.

Engelberth is the current president of the Dubois County Leadership Academy and has seen firsthand how young leaders have driven change in local communities. As part of the board since 2012, he has worked to have an environment for a diverse group of young leaders to bring locally-impactful, team-driven projects to completion.

“I would love to see the city lean on more community involvement in city projects to keep our budget lower,” Engelberth said. “I have seen how this team-driven approach has had a positive effect with various Leadership Academy team projects, the Astra, and our future library-cultural center. We need more people involved in the decisions being made and helping drive them to completion.”

Engelberth and his wife, Angela, are members of Redemption Christian Church in Jasper. They have three kids.

Adrian is a youth leader in Boy Scout Troop 185 and Destination Imagination. He is also president of the Freedom Makers of Dubois County.

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