Mayor's Office

Steve Collier is a lifelong resident of the City of Lawrence.  A 1973 graduate of Lawrence Central he would go on to graduate from Hanover College in 1977 and earn his Master’s Degree from Indiana University in 1983.  Mayor Collier would spend 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 would see both of their children attend and graduate from Lawrence Township Schools.

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

Now in his sixth year, 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 very solid financial ground having achieved an operating reserve of $8.6 MM in 2020.  He is especially proud of the developing partnership between the city and Lawrence Township Schools.  Our Great City/ Great Schools campaign continues to set the standard for many other cities throughout Central Indiana.  Mayor Collier and his wife celebrated 42 years of marriage in 2020 and have six beautiful grandchildren.


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