Mayor's Office

Steve Collier is a lifelong resident of the City of Lawrence.  A 1973 graduate of Lawrence Central, he graduated from Hanover College in 1977 and earned his Master’s Degree from Indiana University in 1983.  Mayor Collier spent his entire 33 year career in education at Lawrence North High School.  He taught Social Studies and coached football, wrestling and baseball, spending much of the middle of his career in administration.  The Mayor and his wife Chris are proud that both of their children graduated from Lawrence Township Schools.

Following his career in education, Mayor Collier was elected to serve as a member of Lawrence’s Common Council in 2011 and represented the 5th District from 2012-2015.  In November 2015, Steve Collier became the seventh Mayor to serve the citizens of Lawrence. 

Now in his second term, Mayor Collier has demonstrated his continued commitment to Public Safety and quality economic development.  Budgets have increased in every department. Under his leadership, the city finds itself on solid financial ground and will achieve the 20 percent ($4.2 M) goal in the operating reserve for 2018.  He is especially proud of the developing partnership between the city and Lawrence Township Schools.  The Great City/ Great Schools campaign continues to set the standard for many other cities throughout Central Indiana.  Mayor Collier and his wife celebrated 40 years of marriage in 2018 and welcomed Anthony Joseph and Micah John Steven, their fourth and fifth grandchildren in 2018.

Mayor's Office Staff and Department Heads

To contact a member of the Collier Administration, click on the email address for a direct link to the email

Steve Collier
E-mail Steve Collier

Kathy Walton
City Clerk
E-mail Kathy Walton

Jason Fenwick
Deputy Mayor/Controller
E-mail Jason Fenwick

Ashley Hopper
Interim Corportation Counsel
E-mail Ashley Hopper 

Dino Batalis
Fire Chief
E-mail Dino Batalis

David Hofmann
Police Chief
E-mail David Hofmann

Dan Zuerner
Economic Development Director
E-mail Dan Zuerner

Mary Jo Rothenbush 
Executive Assistant/Mayor
Blue Star Banner Coordinator
E-mail Mary Jo Rothenbush

Eric Martin
Parks & Recreation
E-mail Eric Martin

Scott Salsbery
Lawrence Utilities
E-mail Scott Salsbery