La PORTE, IN (Oct. 4, 2021) – Clerk-Treasurer Courtney Parthun announced today that Joanne Layman, Chief Deputy Clerk-Treasurer, will retire from the City of La Porte.
After 23 years of service to the City of La Porte, Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Joanne Layman will retire on Friday, Oct. 8. During her career with the City, Layman has served under seven La Porte mayors, spanning from Mayor Elmo Gonzales to Mayor Tom Dermody. Parthun said Layman's experience, dedication and loyalty to the success of the City of La Porte will be sincerely missed.
"The role of Deputy Clerk-Treasurer is challenging and often goes unacknowledged, but it is essential to ensure the City functions properly," Parthun said. "For more than 20 years, Joanne has put her whole heart into this position and has been an incredible leader on our City team. She is someone I admire and respect, and has become a dear friend to me, as well. I wish Joanne and her whole family the best time together in Joanne’s retirement."
Layman started with the City of La Porte in 1989, dedicating her entire 23-year career to the Office of the Clerk-Treasurer. Upon her return to the City of La Porte in 2005, Layman served as Chief Deputy to Clerk-Treasurer Teresa Ludlow. After the death of Teresa Ludlow, and because of her steadfast dedication to the City of La Porte, Layman continued serving as Chief Deputy under Roger Galloway and Courtney Parthun.
“There are no words sufficient enough to thank Joanne Layman for her service to the City of La Porte Office of the Clerk-Treasurer; she will be deeply missed,” Parthun said.