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image by Jens Pattke, 14 May 2020
- indicates flag is known.
- indicates it is reported that there is no known flag.
Municipal flags in Saint Joseph County:
shows a panel with a different flag for the county featuring a gold seal.
Jens Pattke, 14 May 2020
As of December 2019, a county facility was flying the blue/green/blue
tricolor. Although it could be a file photo, this article from March 2020 shows
that same flag:
Dave Fowler 14 May 2020
Could it be that the county has two separate flags--one representing the county and one representing the county government? Perhaps the blue-green-blue is for the county as a whole, while the one in the background of the press conference linked in Jens' E-mail is for the government. I can't completely dismiss what Jens found, since it's an official press conference involving three members of the county government and the mayor of South Bend. The four flags being displayed would represent the layers of governance: the United States, Indiana, St. Joseph County, and South Bend city. But the photograph of the blue-green-blue flag in-use at the St. Joseph County jail also can't be denied.
I found a YouTube video of a Board of Commissioners meeting from 7 January
2020, and it shows the blue-green-blue flag instead of the one Jens found in the
most recent news. So maybe they just got one for the Board, or they're slowly
phasing between the two designs. Looking at the YouTube videos of Board of
Commissioners meetings and City Council meetings for both South Bend and
Mishawaka, it looks like the blue-green-blue flag was still being displayed as
recently as 24 February for the South Bend City Council meeting. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf7qTKNT3KSKRHkfNIhJhbQ/videos)
Unfortunately, since then, all of the recorded meetings have been
teleconferenced from folks at home, so we can't see exactly when the flag may
have been swapped out.
Randy Young 14 May 2020
mentions an old flag.
"The county commissioners and several county departments now use as their logo the Indiana state seal, which depicts a bison jumping over a log and a man chopping down a tree. The county flag, however, contains a different logo that was created in 1976 by third-grade students in a flag design contest."
Dave Fowler, 14 May 2020
image by Jens Pattke, 13 July 2012
Vertically divided blue-green-blue in ratio 1-2-1, in green field a blue ring containing a yellow disk with a green deciduous tree, and around the disk the name and date.
located by Paul Bassinson, 20 January 2018
Image obtained from memberfiles.freewebs.com.