WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County Commissioner George Schrumpf will run for re-election for County Commissioner in the Republican primary election on May 8.
Schrumpf is a resident of Tri-Lakes where he’s lived for the past 19 years. In addition to serving as Commissioner for District 2 for the past four years, Schrumpf is co-owner of local business Wings Etc. in Columbia City.
Schrumpf is passionate about the community and believes being servant-leader minded is key to putting the needs of residents first.
“As a commissioner, the decision-making process must be dictated by extensive due diligence, but also the ability to be open-minded in keeping everyone’s best interests in mind,” Schrumpf said. “I want to continue our efforts to control spending, and be proactive and reactive to the concerns of the residents who call Whitley County home.”
As part of the Whitley County Redevelopment Commission, Schrumpf was involved in supporting the construction of the new Columbia City High School, which will open its doors in 2020.
“It’s crucial to support improvements to our infrastructure, and provide support for projects that promote economic growth in the county,” Schrumpf said.
He also believes a great way to better understand the challenges and needs of our community is to dive in to the community and get involved. Schrumpf volunteers his time with a number of nonprofit organizations in Whitley County.
He serves as the executive chairman of the board of directors for Passages Inc., serves as the Whitley County representative on the Parkview Whitley board and is also a board member for the Community Foundation of Whitley County.
“I enjoy serving in different areas of the community. Whether I’m gaining knowledge from serving as commissioner, a business owner or a volunteer, I can use all of these experiences to better serve the people of this county,” Schrumpf said.