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DRAFT PLAN

February 2018

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“GREENWAYS ARE THE PATHS WHERE THE NATURAL AND HUMAN LANDSCAPES COINCIDE.”

- JOHN CLARK, SUPREME COURT JUSTICE

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PREPARED BY

Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission


ADOPTED BY

NIRPC Full Commission

TBD, 2018


CONTRIBUTING STAFF

Mitch Barloga, AICP

Active Transportation Planner Project Manager


Kathy Luther

Director of Environmental Programs Project Manager


Joe Exl

Senior Water Resource Planner


Sarah Geinosky

GIS Coordinator


Stephen Sostaric

Public Involvement & Communications Coordinator

CHAIRMAN

Geoff Benson Beverly Shores Council

VICE-CHAIR

Diane Noll Wanatah Clerk- Treasuer

SECRETARY

Karen Freeman- Wilson

Mayor of Gary

TREASURER

George Topoll Union Township Trustee

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Anthony Copeland Mayor of East Chicago

Justin Kiel

LaCrosse Council

Mark Krentz

Mayor of LaPorte


Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. Mayor of Hammond

Greg Stinson

Porter Councilman

Ed Soliday

State Representative & Governor Appointee

James G. Ton

Chesterton Council

LAKE COUNTY

Robert Carnahan

Cedar Lake Council

Andrew Kyres

Crown Point Council

Mary Tanis

Dyer Council

Rick Ryfa

Griffith Council


Michael Griffin Highland Clerk- Treasurer

Brian Snedecor

Mayor of Hobart


Kyle W. Allen, Sr. Lake County Commission

Christine Cid

Lake County Council


Bill Emerson, Jr. Lake County Surveyor


Christopher Anderson Mayor of Lake Station

Will Farrellbegg

Lowell Council

Richard Hardaway

Merrillville Council


Dave Shafer Munster Clerk- Treasurer

Lori Collmar New Chicago Council

Christian Jorgensen

St. John Council

Tom Schmitt

Schererville Council

Jack Jeralds II

Schneider Council

Joseph Stahura

Mayor of Whiting

David Anderson

Winfield Council


LAPORTE COUNTY

Mark Ritter

Kingsbury Council


Richard Mrozinski LaPorte County Commission


Cary Kirkham LaPorte County Council


Anthony Hendircks LaPorte County Surveyor

Nick Meyer

Long Beach Council


Jean Poulard Michiana Shores Council


Tim Bietry Michigan City Council

John Bayler

Trail Creek Council

Thomas Fath

Westville Council

PORTER COUNTY

Jane Jordan

Burns Harbor Clerk- Treasurer


Jeannette Bapst Dunes Acres Clerk- Treasurer

Don Ensign

Hebron Council

Tim Jones

Kouts Council


Carolyn Saxton Ogden Dunes Council

James Snyder

Mayor of Portage


Jim Biggs Porter County Commission


Jeff Larson Porter Council Council


Kevin Breitzke Porter County Surveyor


Edward Morales Porter Township Trustee

Matt Murphy

Valparasio Council


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ty Warner, AICP

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COMMENCEMENT I - CONSERVATION II - RECREATION

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III - TRANSPORTATION IV - INTERGRATION

V - IMPLEMENTATION