On Thursday, the
members of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC)
elected Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor to serve as its chair for 2014.
Also elected were
LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo as vice-chair; Chesterton Town Council Member Jim
Ton, R-1st, as treasurer; and Lake County Commissioner Roosevelt Allen Jr.
Chosen as Executive
Board members were Porter County Commissioner Nancy Adams, R-Center, and
Hebron Town Council Member Don Ensign to represent Porter County; East
Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland and Schererville Town Council Member Tom
Schmitt to represent Lake County; and LaPorte County Commissioner Dave
Decker and Michigan City City Council Member Richard Murphy to represent
And State Rep. Ed
Soliday, R-Valparaiso, is the governor’s NIRPC appointment.
commissioners have also been appointed to NIRPC’s governing body this year:
Lowell Town Council Member Craig Earley; Lake County Surveyor Bill Emerson
Jr.; Merrillville Town Council Member Tom Goralczyk; New Chicago
Clerk-Treasurer Lori Reno; Lake County Council Member Eldon Strong; Munster
Town Council Member Joe Simonetto; and Cedar Lake Town Council Member Randy