Ingle celebrates retirement this month
NAPPANEE — After 34 years of service to the City of Nappanee, Kim Ingle is set to retire.
Currently working as the city’s clerk-treasurer, Ingle is one of just three clerk-treasurers for the city since after World War II.
She worked directly under Elnore Senff for four years, training and learning everything Senff knew before her husband convinced her to run as clerk-treasurer in 1984. She was the first full-time clerk treasurer in Nappanee. When Ingle began working for the City of Nappanee in 1980, she was the first and only deputy clerk-treasurer under Senff; today, there are four under Ingle — a token to how much the City of Nappanee has grown in recent years, compared to when the position was just an eight hour per week position less than 80 years ago.
“My husband is to blame,” she joked regarding her decision to get involved in municipal workings.
In the years since, Ingle has become a community leader, serving as president of the Indiana League of Municipal Clerk and Treasurers (as president during the 2005 2006 term), on the Sagamore Council (past president), Education Committee, as past District Director, Mentor Program Chairman, State Conference Chairman, International Institute of Municipal Clerks, Government Finance Officers Association and on the budget committee, audit committee, nominating committee and IACT committee for Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.
In Nappanee, she serves at the American Legion Post 154, Nappanee Apple Festival Parade Committee, Administrative Board for the Nappanee Center, Board of Directors of the Central School Condominium Association and is a past member of the board of directors the Boys and Girls Club of Nappanee. She was on the national register for “Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals” in the 2003 — 2004 edition. In 2000, she received the Nappanee EMS Director’s Award. This year, she also won the Craftsmanship Award at the annual Nappanee Area Chamber Dinner.
Ingle is a life-long member of the Wa-Nee community, with family living on the south side of Nappanee since the 1830’s. She was born just a few blocks from where she currently resides. Her father worked for the electric company until it’s merger with NIBSCO. Her son, David Ingle, has maintained the family tradition of working for the city.
Now facing retirement, Ingle has one thing she’d really love to spend her time do: “nothing.”
** To read the entire story, see the June 26 edition of the Nappanee Advance News.