St. Joseph County Surveyor ’s Office


John R. McNamara, P.E., L.S. – County Surveyor


A registered Land Surveyor and Professional Engineer in the State of Indiana, John has been the County Surveyor since January of 1973. He has been a licensed Land Surveyor since 1968. John is active in several organizations including the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors, serving on the Board of Directors; the Indiana County Surveyors Association, serving as a Vice President and Secretary; the Indiana State Board of Registration for Land Surveyors, serving as Chairman for five years; the Kankakee River Basin Commission, serving a term as President.

John T. Law – Construction Supervisor

John has a Natural Resources degree from Ball State and has worked for the County Surveyor's office since August of 1998. Prior to coming to the Surveyors Office he was a Soil Scientist with the IDNR. John is a Director on the board for the Friends of the St. Joseph River (FotSJ) and the County Surveyor's representative on the Kankakee River Basin Commission (KRBC).

John is responsible for the inspection and maintenance of all 900 miles of Regulated Drains in St. Joseph County as well as supervising all drainage construction in subdivisions outside the City limits of South Bend and Mishawaka.

Susan Mesaros – Survey Technician III

Susan has been with the County Surveyor’s office since May of 2004. She is responsible for the data entry of all the technical information in the Surveyor’s office, including scanning the GPS data to the County GIS web page. She is also the Secretary of the Drainage Board.


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