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Dean Vonderheide

Mayor Dean Vonderheide 

Mayor Vonderheide was caucused in as Mayor of Jasper and has served in that capacity since January, 2019. Previously, he served as the President on the Board of Directors for the Jasper Public Library, a member of the Jasper City Council, and spent more than three decades in the furniture industry in various executive positions.

Jasper was recognized by USA Today as the 14th best community to live in the United States and was recognized as the 2018 Community of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. The City is collaborating and investing in world-class amenities to serve all citizens. The new Parklands of Jasper is a 75-acre nature destination on a former golf course. Jasper’s award-winning public arts program is partnering with the Jasper Public Library to deliver arts, culture and a 21st century library under one roof in the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center. Jasper has also been continually named one of Indiana’s Safest Cities and we are the only INSHARP certified government in the state.

Powers & Duties

  • Enforces the ordinances of the city and the statutes of the state.
  • Calls special meetings of the legislative body when necessary.
  • Supervises subordinate officers.
  • Fills vacancies in city offices when required.
  • Signs all bonds, deeds, and contracts of the city and all licenses issued by the city.
  • Approves or vetoes ordinances, orders, and resolutions of the legislative body.
  • Adopts rules and regulations for individual departments.
  • Prepares the city budget for council review.
  • Executes the IMPACT Jasper's Long-Range Comprehensive Plan. 
  • Serves as presiding officer of the council.
Administrative Assistant: Lisa Bower - lbower@jasperindiana.gov - (812) 482-4255

Past Mayors

  • George P. Wagner 7/1915 - 12/1934
  • John Lorey 1/1935 - 7/1937
  • Roman Kunkel 8/1937 - 12/1942
  • Charles Bartley 1/1943 - 8/1945
  • Herbert Thyen 9/1945 - 12/1951
  • Edward J. Lorey 1/1952 - 12/1959
  • Edwin B. Knies 1/1960- /1963
  • Francis J. Sermersheim 9/1963 - 12/1963
  • Jack E. Newton 1/1964 - 12/1971
  • Robert E. Parker 1/1972 - 12/1979
  • Jerome "Chick" Alles 1/1980 - 12/1991
  • William J. Schmitt 1/1992 - 12/2011
  • Terry Seitz  1/2012 - 1/6/2019
  • Dean Vonderheide  1/7/2019 - Current

Contact Us

Jasper City Hall
610 Main St
P. O. Box 29, Jasper, IN 47547
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  • Phone: (812) 482-4255
  • Fax: (812) 482-5047
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  • Office Hours:
    M-F 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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