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Richard E. Beck, Jr. is currently serving his first four-year term as an Allen County Commissioner from the 3rd District.  Mr. Beck succeeded Linda Bloom, who chose not to seek re-election after serving six consecutive terms as a county comissioner.

Mr. Beck has been in the financial services industry for more than 40 years.  He spent his first 25 years with Fort Wayne National Bank in numerous roles and the last 18 years with STAR Financial Bank as Senior Vice President in Treasury Management Sales.  

In addition to his career in banking, he has served as a senior adjunct faculty member at Concordia University of Wisconsin - Fort Wayne Campus teaching Management and Business Ethics and Marketing.  He is on the Advisory Board for the School of Business at Indiana Tech and serves as an Adjunct Faculty member.  He has taught for the Indiana Bankers Association, and American Bankers Association.  Mr. Beck currently teaches for the North and South Dakota Schools of Banking and the Nebraska and Kansas Schools of Banking as well.  His teaching expertise led him to teaching a summer session in Marketing at Concordia’s International University in Estonia.  He has published articles on sales, marketing and management for trade magazines.  He is the author of the recently published the 7th edition of the American Bankers Association textbook on Consumer Lending.

He currently serves on the Board of Fort Wayne Construction Trades Inc, Allen County Redevelopment Commission as president, Allen County Economic Development Commission as secretary, and volunteers his time to the Allen County Sheriff Reserve.

Mr. Beck holds a masters degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University and a bachelors degree in History/ Political Science from Ball State University.

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Click here to download a nomination form

Nominations are now being accepted for the "Linda and Jerry Vandeveer Impact Award," designed to honor volunteerism and community service work in the names of the longtime community advocates. Nominations will be accepted through June 30. Forms are available online and at the Board of Commissioners office in Suite 410 of Citizens Square, 200 East Berry Street. Nominees will be evaluated based on four criteria:

  • Vision and action: seeing a need in their community and taking steps to meet that need
  • Selflessness and sacrifice: devoting their time and energy in service to their community without seeking recognition or reward
  • Commitment and perseverance: working through difficulties and challenges to achieve their goal
  • Impact: making a positive impact in their community through their work and serving as encouragement for others to do likewise

The award will be presented on September 28. Recipients will receive an individual plaque and their names will be included on a perpetual plaque that will remain in the Commissioners' office.

Allen County's employee newsletter, The ACE, can be downloaded by selecting the year and file below. The newsletter is provided in Adobe PDF format.

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Minutes of recent meetings of the Allen County Board of Commissioners can be found by clicking on the links below. Questions about business transacted by the Board of Commissioners can be directed to the Commissioners Office at (260) 449-7555.

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In its continuing effort to offer the public easier access to county government information, the office of the Allen County Board of Commissioners has started the process of posting to the Internet contracts approved by the Commissioners.

Beginning with 2010 and going forward, all contracts which are approved and signed by the Commissioners at each legislative session will be scanned and added here.

This information is filtered by year and dates of legislative sessions. Agendas and minutes from each legislative session are also included to help people find specific contracts.

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