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Denny Spinner was elected Mayor of Huntingburg in 2011 and is serving his second term in office.Mayor Spinner

He serves as 2nd Vice-President of the Executive Board for Accelerate Indiana Communities (AIM), the Executive Committee for Dubois Strong, the Chief Elected Officer for Dubois County on the Region 11 Workforce Investment Board, and Chairs the Huntingburg Stellar committee, which earned the city Stellar Community designation from the State of Indiana in 2014.

Denny is a graduate of Indiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in Career and Technical Education and Vincennes University with an associate’s degree in Broadcast Production Technology. 

As an active member of the community, he has been on a number of civic boards and committees, serving in leadership roles as President of the Huntingburg Park Board, Chairman of the Friends of Memorial Gym committee, President of the Southridge Letterman's Club, and President of the Salem United Church of Christ council. 

Denny and his wife Shari have three children: Anthony Spinner of Muncie, Indiana; Amy Pollock of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Amanda Eells of Avondale Estates, Georgia; and six grandchildren.  

The Mayor of the City is the Chief Executive of the city and is responsible for the overall operation and efficiency of city government. The mayor's elected term of office is four years with no restrictions on the number of terms which can be served. Responsibilities of the Mayor's office include:

  • Enforcing ordinances of the city and statutes of the state
  • Supervising employees; appointing, suspending, or removing departments heads, employees and most board and commissions
  • Approving or vetoing ordinances and resolutions of the legislative body
  • Fixing salaries
  • Preparing the city budget
  • Policy implementation

The Mayor oversees three municipally owned utilities (electric, water & gas) and the departments of wastewater, street, planning, safety, police and fire.

The Mayor of Huntingburg sits on the Board of Public Works & Safety and appoints two other persons. The major functions of this board are to oversee police and fire protection and the functions of public works including streets and sewers.