January 1, 2004 – January 3, 2012
|Preceded by||Sheila Brillson|
|Succeeded by||Ron Meer|
|Residence||Michigan City, Indiana|
|Alma mater||Ball State University|
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Oberlie was raised in Lafayette, Indiana, U.S., and earned a B.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. His wife, Fran, whom he married in 1968, died in 2005. Oberlie has three children.
Public office[edit | edit source]
Oberlie held several offices in Michigan City; in 1968 he started as an assistant city planner and later became city planner, and then served as city controller for 11 years beginning in 1992. In 2003, Oberlie finished the term vacated by the previous mayor, Sheila Brillson. He was elected mayor for two terms beginning January 1, 2004.
Oberlie's accomplishments in office included leading a transfer of U.S. 35 (Michigan Boulevard) from the control of the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to Michigan City in 2009. This transfer of responsibility, along with the $3.5 million that Michigan City received from INDOT, allowed the city to begin a redevelopment plan designed to increase economic development.
On December 1, 2010, Oberlie announced that he would not seek re-election.
In 2012, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission awarded Oberlie the Norman E. Tufford Award for outstanding service to the commission and the region. Tufford was the first commissioner to receive the award.
In 2017, Oberlie was appointed to the Michigan City Redevelopment Commission to continue redevelopment of the city.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Chuck Oberlie" (PDF). www.in.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 June 2008. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
- "Wife of Michigan City mayor dies at 59". nwitimes.com. March 21, 2005. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
- Maddoux, Stan (December 1, 2010). "Michigan City mayor will not seek re-election". The Times. Munster, Indiana. p. 75. Retrieved November 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "INDOT presents $3.5 million check to Michigan City". www.in.gov. INDOT. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
- Benman, Keith (April 23, 2012). "Former Michigan City mayor wins Tufford planning award". The Times. Munster, Indiana. p. 43 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Oberlie appointed to Redevelopment Commission". TheNewsDispatch.com. May 16, 2017. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
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