Tuesday, December 08, 2020
Mayor SuzAnne Handshoe Bio
- Born in Detroit, with a single mother, and poor family
- Felt the military was the best way out and wanted to be the best so she picked the Marine Corps
- Served in the Marine Corps. from 1979-2003
- Based in Japan, Hawaii, North Carolina, Michigan, Illinois, Saudi Arabia, Pentagon
- Became a Chief Warrant Officer 4
- While in the service, she worked in Congress and learned proper government protocol helping her to be mayor
- Moved to Kendallville with her husband and won the mayoral election in 2003.
- She is the first woman to become mayor of Kendallville.