City of Anderson

  • Government
120 East 8th St.
Anderson, IN 46016
(765) 648-6000
(765) 648-5900 (fax)
  • About

    The City of Anderson is named for Chief William Anderson, The settlers coming into Anderson referred to the village as ''Anderson Town.'' In 1844, the name was shortened by the Indiana legislature to ''Anderson.''
    On March 31, 1887 natural gas was discovered in Anderson. In 1912, the natural gas ran out. Several factories left and the local economy slowed. The Remy Brothers were persuaded to stay in Anderson and encouraged other entrepreneurs to locate here. For decades, Delco Remy and Guide Lamp, later to become Fisher Guide, were the top two employers in the city.
    Today, Anderson continues to thrive on its manufacturing heritage while at the same time diversifying its economic base by actively recruiting new companies in various industries.
    It has several primary/secondary schools as well as 2 universities and 2 colleges.
    Downtown Anderson has experienced an abundance of activity ranging from dining, entertainment, and festivals to millions of dollars in construction.
    The Anderson Historical and Cultural Preservation Commission was established in the early 1980s to preserve, promote, and develop the historical and cultural resources of Anderson.
    Anderson Parks and Recreation boasts an array of facilities with something for everyone. Whether you enjoy a quiet stroll in an unspoiled natural area or prefer the adventure of a skate park, Anderson offers something for you. Park land has been set aside for sports, recreation, leisure, and reflection.
    The Anderson Municipal Airport (AID) is owned and operated by the City of Anderson.

  • Whom to Contact

    • Sheila Ashley
      City Clerk
      Phone: (765) 648-6075
    • Mayor Thomas Broderick
      PO Box 2100
      Anderson, IN 46018
      Phone: (765) 648-6000
    • Frank Burrows
      Building Manager
      Phone: (765) 648-6000
    • Jason Childers
      Legal Department
      Phone: (765) 648-6000
    • John Connell
      City Garage
      Phone: (765) 648-6466
    • John Coon
      Airport Manager
      Phone: (765) 648-6000
    • Darla Couch
      Webmaster-Information Services Dept.
      Phone: (765) 648-5947
    • Bruce Dunham
      Board of Public Safety
      Phone: (765) 648-6185
    • Brent Holland
      Assistant Fire Chief
      Phone: (765) 648-6000
    • Todd Jordan
      Assistant Fire Chief
      Phone: (765) 648-6000
    • Nara Manor
      Water Pollution Control Superintendent
      Phone: (765) 648-6560
    • Jerry Miller
      Assistant Police Chief
      Phone: (765) 648-6000
    • Frank Owens
      Building Commissioner
      Phone: (765) 648-6055
    • Tony Pochard
      Light & Power Superintendent
      Phone: (765) 648-6000
    • James Rhodes
      Assistant Police Chief
      Phone: (765) 648-6000
    • Pam Stafford
      Information Services Manager
      Phone: (765) 648-6000
    • Susie Stapleton
      Utility Office Manager
      Phone: (765) 648-6187
    • Kimberly Townsend
      Anderson , IN 46017
      Phone: (765) 646-9213
    • Tonya Turnley
      Program Manager
      Phone: (765) 648-6000
    • Alicia Vaughn
      Phone: (765) 648-6000
    • Sharon Walters
      Phone: (765) 648-6182
    • Douglas Whitham
      City Controller
      PO Box 2100
      Anderson, IN 46018
      Phone: (765) 648-6027