By Herald Staff





JASPER — The City of Jasper has hired two interns for the summer of 2021 within the Community Development/Planning and Legal departments.

The City of Jasper welcomes Julio Rosales as the Community Development and Planning Intern. Under the guidance of the Director of Community Development and Planning Darla Blazey, Rosales will assist with research and ordinance creation for a landlord registry.

Rosales will also assist with reviewing the submitted request for proposals concerning the redevelopment of the former library, create an inventory of residential units and vacant buildings and structures in the Heart of Jasper District, assist with the Downtown Chowdown and the Heart of Jasper Pop Up Market.

Rosales, originally from California and a current resident of Jasper, is a sophomore at Indiana State University where he is studying political science. He plans to double minor in language studies [Spanish] and legal studies. He is also involved with Student Leadership Coalition, serves as the Senate Speaker for Student Government Association, and Residence Hall Association.

The City of Jasper also welcomes Brynn Sermersheim as Legal Intern. Under the guidance of City Attorney Renee Kabrick, she will assist in daily operations of the legal department, with tasks involving code enforcement, drafting resolutions and ordinances, and preparing documents related to local economic development incentives.

Sermersheim will also assist with the establishment of a program designed to activate code enforcement to work in our community as an affordable housing and economic development tool.

Sermersheim, from Jasper, is a junior at Indiana University, Bloomington, where she is double majoring in marketing and business law. She is involved with Women in Law, serves as the vice president of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, and partakes in various volunteer projects on campus.