Joseph M. Thallemer

Mayor's Office
Title: Mayor
Phone: (574) 372-9595
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Joseph M. Thallemer Address:
1904 N. Bay Dr.
Warsaw, IN 46580
Work Ph: (574) 372-9595

In addition to his optometry business, Dr. Joe Thallemer's involvement in the community for the past 30+ years includes:
  • YMCA Board president
  • Breakfast Optimist Club member
  • Volunteer Y swim coach
  • Sacred Heart Church member
  • Little League

Mayor Thallemer served three terms as Councilman At-Large, also serving as Council president during the last term. He was first appointed to the Warsaw Plan Commission in 1995 by then Mayor Jeff Plank, serving there for 13 years, the last eight as Plan Commission president.

As chairman of the Curbside Waste Task Force, he initiated the city-wide curbside recycling program in 2003. He also served on the Warsaw Traffic Commission and Kosciusko County Solid Waste Management District board. Mayor Thallemer was a member of both the Board of Public Works and Safety and the Board of Aviation Commissioners for four years, and five years as a member of the Deer Task Force.

Mayor Thallemer is a graduate of Warsaw Community High School; Ball State University, Pre-Optometry; and Indiana University, B.S., Doctor of Optometry. He established his Optometry practice in 1980, which has grown to three optometrists and eight staff.

Thallemer first moved to Warsaw in 1972 from South Bend. He and his wife, Jill, have four children. Over the years, he has been involved in many church and school activities with his family, is a 30+ year member of the Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club, and spent seven years on the local YMCA board. He enjoys road biking and swimming, and has participated in eleven Optimist triathlons. 

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