The Town Council is the legislative branch of Topeka’s town government. The council carries out a variety of functions, such as adopting the town’s budget, ordinances, permit recommendations, approving contracts and agreements and establishing the strategic plan and policies that guide the town government. Council members represent their constituents’ interests before the town government.
The Town of Topeka is governed by a five-member council that meets the second and fourth Monday of each month beginning at 4:00 pm, and is located in the Topeka Town Hall, 124 E. Lake St., Topeka, IN.
The town attorney is Bill D. Eberhard Jr., www.eberhardweimer.com
Council Member - Vice President
Adam has been a part of Topeka since he was born. He has given back to the community as a Topeka Volunteer Firefighter for the last 19 years. He has served as the Assistant Fire Chief for the last 5 years. Adam joined the Redevelopment Commission about 5 years ago and the Park Board 4 years ago, resigning from the Park Board in 2019. He works as a local farmer and as a tow truck driver for Mike’s Auto. In 2020 he was elected to the Town Council.
Marlynn’s journey in Topeka began when she invested in property here twenty years ago, demonstrating her long-standing commitment to the town’s growth. Her and her family spent several years working in the local Recreational Vehicle manufacturing industry before she transitioned into a career as a licensed Realtor with Keller Williams in Fort Wayne Indiana. Marlynn’s expertise in real estate, combined with her deep connection to the community, positions her as a valuable asset to both residents and newcomers seeking a place to call home. Marlynn is an advocate for the principles outlined in the Constitution of the United States. Her appreciation for the foundational values that shape the nation is evident in her advocacy for individual freedoms, limited government, and the preservation of constitutional rights. As a council member, Marlynn is dedicated to upholding these principles at the local level, ensuring that Topeka remains a place of liberty and opportunity. As a mother of six , Marlynn clearly understands the importance of creating a safe, thriving environment for families. Her commitment to family extends beyond her own household, as she will actively work towards initiatives that foster a community where residents can raise their children with a sense of security, freedom and pride. Marlynn’s political affiliation as a conservative Republican aligns with the values of many Topeka residents. Her approach to governance is reflected in her dedication to fiscal responsibility, effective leadership, and transparent communication. She believes in empowering the community by encouraging civic engagement and collaborating with fellow council members to address the needs of Topeka’s residents. She looks forward to working with the local police and fire departments to help ensure that they will always have what they need to execute their duties properly!
Marlynn Mast’s dedication to Topeka is not just professional; it’s personal. She envisions a future for the town where economic growth, community spirit, and individual liberties coexist harmoniously. As a council member, real estate professional, and devoted mother, Marlynn brings a multifaceted perspective to the table, enriching Topeka’s landscape with her unwavering commitment to the values that make America exceptional.