As we approach the May 5 Primary Election, it is my hope that I have made a positive impression. My name is Kareemah Fowler and I am running for South Bend City Clerk. I am a proud mother of two children, a graduate of Riley High School and also Bethel College with a B.A. in Business/Organizational Management and A.A in Human Services. I have 14 years of experience starting my career in public service working at the St. Joseph County Assessor’s Office as a Compliance Officer. From there, I accepted a position as the City Council Secretary in the Clerk’s Office, then served as Ordinance Violations Bureau Clerk and currently serving as Chief Deputy Clerk under the leadership of current City Clerk, John Voorde.
During these years of working in county and city government, I have gained valuable knowledge in government affairs and the expectations of the residents of South Bend. I am a relationship builder and have built valuable relationships within our community that will be a great asset as City Clerk. I’m committed to public service and look forward to continuing to serve in this capacity.
I have the most experience when it comes to the day to day operations. I have a passion to serve the residents of South Bend and I am the right person at the right time for the right reasons. I will work tirelessly to get the job done. Under my leadership, the office of the City Clerk will set the bar high in customer service.
South Bend deserves a leader committed to transparency and public service who has a proven track record of success – that’s why I’m running to be your City Clerk.
I am excited to move the office of the City Clerk forward in a positive direction and I ask for your vote on Tuesday, May 5.
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