Jasper City Councilman John Schroeder has announced he has filed to seek the 2019 Democratic nomination for the Jasper City Council Seat representing District 2.
Schroeder previously served the district on the council from 2000 to 2011 but was appointed once again in March of 2017 to fill Greg Schnarr’s term after Schnarr vacated the seat.
In a release, Schroeder says Jasper is truly a great place to live, work and raise a family. He says a lot of the credit goes out to the various department heads, employees and various board members, both past and present, that Schroeder says he has enjoyed working with and wishes to continue. He says without their dedication and effort, the many services provided, which we all sometimes take for granted, would be sub-par at best.
Schroeder pointed to the projects that have been completed and those that are still underway as successful efforts to improve the quality of life in Jasper. He explained that the Parklands and Thyen-Clark Cultural Center, have been successful because of private/public interaction adding that these efforts need to continue.
Schroeder says economic growth in housing and business is vital to keeping Jasper and Dubois County in the forefront. He says grant funding, by collaborating with other cities and the county, is being emphasized more at the State level.
Schroeder says the tax increment finance and tax abatement programs in place are, also, tools to assist with economic growth and development.
Schroeder is a 1976 graduate of Jasper High School and has worked for German American Bank for 43 years.
He is a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church, ROJAC, the Dubois County Sportsman Club and Jasper Knights of Columbus, where he served as a past Grand Knight. He also serves as treasurer and a board member of the Ireland Sportsman Club and the Dubois County Builders Association.
Schroeder lives in Jasper with his wife Patty. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.