Clerk-Treasurer – Lea Parks

Phone: (260) 593-2300  •  Cell: (260) 336-4403  •  Email:

Lea Parks

Lea Parks


Term: 2024-2027

The primary function of the Clerk-Treasurer is to serve as the fiscal officer of the Town of Topeka. The Clerk-Treasurer is elected every four years by the town residents. No other elected municipal duties are as specifically defined by law as the duties of the Clerk-Treasurer. 

As Chief Financial Officer of the Town, the Clerk-Treasurer is responsible for the overall collection and disbursement of funds, the administration of the accounting system, the signing of checks, and serves as the investment coordinator for the municipal treasury.

The Clerk-Treasurer performs the duties of payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable. The Clerk-Treasurer also serves as the clerk of the Town Council, Redevelopment Commission, and the Park Board by preparing agendas, attending meetings, and recording the minutes.

The Clerk-Treasurer manages the town ordinance and resolution records, contract files, and serves as the human resource for the Town.

Cyndi Sadewasser

Cyndi Sadewasser

Deputy Clerk

Cyndi began her employment with the town in February, 2019.  She currently resides in Middlebury, so she is new to the community of Topeka.  

Some, but not all of Cyndi’s duties for the Town are similar to the duties and responsibilities for the Clerk-Treasurer with assisting in managing and monitoring the town funds and investments, processing payroll and maintaining accounts payable and receivable. Cyndi also attends Town Council meetings and records the minutes in the absence of the Clerk-Treasurer. She also has other administrative duties as given to her by the Clerk-Treasurer.

You can contact her by calling the Town Hall at (260) 593-2300 or by emailing her at



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