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City Announces New Street Commissioner

Mayor Mike Pavey announced at the most recent City Council meeting that Mike Land was named the new Street Commissioner effective January 1, 2023. 

Mike, a veteran of the street department, began his career with the City in November of 2004.  Land has served the City as Assistant Street Commissioner since January 1, 2012. Land has assisted in all areas of operation for the department and has worked alongside former commissioner Jemmy Miller, who recently retired after 29 years with the department.  Land played a key role in the Community Crossing Matching Grant process that has provided numerous upgrades to City Streets since its inception in 2016.  Mike and his wife Karena have two children and two grandchildren.

“For those who are close to the City or Street Department this shouldn’t come as any surprise,” comments Mayor Pavey. “Mike has been working alongside Jemmy Miller for the last several years preparing for the day he would be handed the reigns. It is with great pride that we see an employee rise through the ranks to department head.”

It was further announced that Tompaul Owens was promoted to working foreman effective January 1, 2023 and will serve as assistant to Land. He began his employment with the street department in February of 2001. Since 2019, he has served as crew leader on the jobsite and will continue to do so while also taking on a larger role in planning and management. Tompaul and his wife, Whitney, have two children, Jaylen and Tressler.

For more information about the City of Rushville Street Department visit > Departments & Services > Street Department. You can contact Street Commissioner Mike Land at or 765-932-2575.


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