You What?

With Norman E. Yoder, Mayor of Auburn
Oct 5, 2017
Jeffrey Crane
You What?

Do you have a nickname? Stormin’ Norman

Describe yourself in three words. Innovative, hardworking
and trustworthy

In what city did you grow up? Auburn

What book has had the greatest impact on you? Minister Mayor by Bill Hudnut III

What is the first movie you ever saw in a theater? Old Yeller

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A physician

What famous person would you most like to meet?
Abraham Lincoln

What is your favorite part of your job? Solving problems and helping people

What do you actually do at your job? Oversee all the services the City of Auburn provides

What do you love most about Auburn? The people

What was your first job? Paper boy

What is your greatest accomplishment? I was instrumental in bringing affordable, reliable and expandable broadband to Auburn by means of AES/AE’s fiber to the home utility.

Who is your hero? Jesus

What is your biggest pet peeve? Negativity

Do you have a motto you live by? If so, what is it? Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to cast as you? Leonardo DiCaprio

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be? Entrepreneur Mayor

What would you choose as your last meal? Salad, steak, green beans and pie

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party (living, dead, famous, real or fictional)? George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (A 225 year update on their American experiment in liberty and self-government)

If you had only six months left to live, what would you do with that time? Live each day as I currently live

If you won $500 million in the lottery, what would you do with the money? Make northeast Indiana a better place to live.

What three items would you want with you if you were stranded on a desert island (other than food and water)? My wife, a machete and a satellite phone

If you had a time machine, where and to what time period would you travel? Auburn in the year 2100

What (and when) was the first concert you attended? Fifth Dimension in the late 60s

Who would you like to see perform in concert? Barbra Streisand

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Cruise around the world

If you could listen to only one album for the rest of your life, what would it be? Motown the Musical — great music and great memories

What is something nobody knows about you? I had ACL surgery when I was in college

If you could solve one major problem, what would it be? World peace

Where will you go on your next vacation? Cancun

If you could give your 15 year-old self advice, what would it be? Work hard to be all you can be!

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Give your best effort; then let it go.

What is the best gift you have ever been given? Life and great parents

Name one person who has inspired you in your life. My grandfather, Noah Yoder 

What is your favorite.... 

Vacation spot? Caribbean

Holiday? Why? Christmas for all it stands for

Sports team? Purdue basketball

Band or music group or singer? Temptations

Song? My Girl

Drink? Iced tea

Movie? It’s A Wonderful Life — it’s an inspirational Christmas tradition

Downtown locale? The Gas House

Fort Wayne feature? The Civic Theatre

Fast food restaurant? Steak ‘n Shake

TV show? Last Man Standing

Hobby? Reading

Flavor of ice cream? Mint chocolate chip

Snack? Popcorn and peanuts 

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