Van Buren Township

Elected Officials
  • Rita Barrow, Trustee
  • Gary Bruce, Deputy Trustee
  • Elected Township Board
  • John Wilson, Board President
  • Ron Purcell, Board Secretary
  • Mary Rice, Board Member
  • Township Staff
  • Robert LaGarde, Caseworker
  • Vicki Uland, Caseworker, Accounts Payable
  • Rachel Combs, Caseworker, Accounts Payable
  • Rebecca Jessmer, Payroll, Accounts Payable
  • Rita Barrow

    The Trustee

    The township trustee is an elected official charged with providing temporary emergency assistance to Van Buren Township residents who are experiencing an unforeseen hardship. The trustee helps with basic necessities such as rent, utilities, food, and some medical care.

    A township trustee, as administrator of township assistance, may provide and shall extend township assistance only when the personal effort of the applicant fails to provide one or more of the basic necessities. IC 12-20-16-2. Click on the forms tab to download the full assistance guidelines and an application for assistance.

    In accordance with Indiana law, the trustee adheres to Township Assistance Guidelines in determining an applicant’s eligibility. The Guidelines are posted in the trustee’s office. The Guidelines are reviewed and updated annually to reflect any changes in applicable federal and state regulations.

    Other duties include: fire protection, maintenance of abandoned cemeteries, weed complaints, fence line disputes and indigent burials.

    Contact Information

    Van Buren Township Trustee
    2130 S. Kirby Rd.
    Bloomington, IN 47403
    Phone: (812) 825-4490
    Fax: (812) 825-9700

    Business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,
    Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)

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