The Board of Public Works (also known as the Board of Works and Safety) is responsible for the administrative management of the City of Columbia City. The Board is made up of the Mayor and two of the Mayor’s appointees. The Board has many roles and responsibilities including entering into contracts, accepting new public infrastructure, spending money, and managing most city departments. The Board meets on the Second and Fourth Tuesdays of each month at 5:00pm in the Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall.
Mayor Ryan Daniel
There is no office in government closer to the people than the Mayor of a City. I am thankful for the opportunity to continue serving the citizens of Columbia City since 2012. Prior to my first election, I served as a Program Manager and Community Liaison in the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. I am a Columbia City High School Graduate (2003) and a Anderson University Graduate (2007) with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science. I am married to Reverend Amanda Daniel and have a daughter, Aria. It is an honor to serve as Mayor of my hometown. I enjoy working with great businesses, organizations, and people to improve our community for current and future generations. We invite you to consider joining us for a weekend or decide to stay for a lifetime. We are building a future together and we want you to join us!
I welcome the opportunity to hear your comments and/or concerns.
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Office hours 7:30AM-4:00PM*
*To set up an appointment with the Mayor, please call the office in advance as schedules tend to fluctuate from day to day.
This is my 11th term in office. I have been honored serving our community and the citizens of Columbia City. I am a designated Indiana Accredited Municipal Clerk and have served as District Director for the Indiana Association of Clerks and Clerk Treasurers, served as Executive Director of the Indiana Clerk’s League for Third Class Cities, have served on the Columbia City/Whitley County Joint Planning Board and as a member of our Computer Software User Advisory Board. In 2006 I received the Financial Municipal Management Award for the State of Indiana. In 2014 I was honored to receive a “Distinguished Hoosier” award from Governor Michael Pence. I started working for the City in 1965 and August 2023 marked 58 years at the City.