The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission elected their 2014 officers and Executive Board today. Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor was elected to serve as the 2014 Chairman, replacing Crown Point Mayor David Uran; LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo was elected as Vice-Chair; with Jim Ton, of the Chesterton Town Council, as Treasurer; and Lake County Commissioner Roosevelt Allen Jr. as Secretary.
Executive Board members chosen were Anthony Copeland, Mayor of East Chicago and Tom Schmitt, Schererville Town Council, representing Lake County; Dave Decker, La Porte County Commissioner, and Richard Murphy, Michigan City City Councilman, representing La Porte County; and Nancy Adams, Porter County Commissioner, and Don Ensign, Hebron Town Council, representing Porter County. State Representative Ed Soliday is the appointment to the Commission from the Governor.
Several new commissioners have also been appointed to NIRPC’s governing body this
year. They are:
Craig Earley, Lowell Town Council
Bill Emerson, Jr., Lake County Surveyor
Tom Goralczyk, Merrillville Town Council
Lori Reno, New Chicago Clerk-Treasurer
Eldon Strong, Lake County Council
Joe Simonetto, Munster Town Council
Randy Niemeyer, Cedar Lake Town Council