In a historical feat, Clerk Fowler was elected South Bend’s 22nd City Clerk in 2015 making her the first minority in St. Joseph County to seat a full-time executive office. City Clerk Kareemah Fowler is responsible for a myriad of activities, but is primarily responsible for supporting the City’s goal of open and transparent government.
Clerk Fowler earned her Bachelor’s (B.A.Sc.) degree in Business Administration with a minor in Public Service from Bethel College. An experienced public servant with over 15 years of experience in municipal government; Clerk Fowler has served in management positions both in the Office of the Clerk and the St. Joseph County Assessor’s Office. During her ten (10) year tenure in the Assessor’s Compliance Office, she worked directly with the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) and was instrumental in managing over $8,000,000,000 in assessment data. Clerk Fowler also spearheaded Indiana Sales Disclosure reform for St. Joseph County. She was also influential in creating a more streamlined process for local government through the consolidation of the township structure from thirteen (13) local assessment offices to two (2) offices. Clerk Fowler is a Level II Assessor-Appraiser, and certified member of both the International Institute of Municipal Clerk-Treasurers and the Municipal League of Clerks and Treasurers.
City Clerk Kareemah Fowler is also a recent nominee to the prestigious Emerging Leaders Project, an Indiana Election delegate and a graduate of the Michiana Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Program Class XLI. Clerk Fowler most fervently enjoys bridging the gap between people and local government and being a parent to two very active children.
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