Schroeder seeks re-election to council

From Local Sources


JASPER — John Schroeder has filed to seek the 2019 Democratic nomination for the Jasper Common Council District 2 seat, an office he currently holds.

He served on the council from 2000 to 2011 and was appointed again in March 2017 to fill the term of Greg Schnarr.

“Jasper is truly a great place to live, work and raise a family,” Schroeder, 60, said in a press release. “A lot of credit goes out to the various department heads, employees and various board members, both past and present, that I have enjoyed working with and wish to continue. Without their dedication and effort, the many services provided, which we all sometimes take for granted, would be sub par at best.

He said recently-completed projects, as well as some that are underway continue to improve the quality of life and place in Jasper.

“The Parklands and Thyen-Clark Cultural Center, just to name a few, have been successful because of private/public interaction,” he said. “These efforts need to continue.”

Economic growth in housing and business is vital in keeping Jasper and the county in the forefront, Schroder said.

“Grant funding, by collaborating with other cities and the county, is being emphasized more at the State level,” he said. “The tax increment finance (TIF) and tax abatement programs in place are also tools to assist with economic growth and development.”

Schroeder is a graduate of Jasper High School and a 43-year employee of German American Bank.

He is a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church, the Redevelop Old Jasper Action Coalition, the Dubois County Sportsman Club and the Jasper Knights of Columbus, where he served as a past Grand Knight. He also serves as treasurer and board member of the Ireland Sportsman Club and the Dubois County Builders Association.

Schroeder and his wife, Patty, have three adult children and two grandchildren.

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