Executive Board / Full Commission

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is governed by a 53-member Commission composed of elected officials from all its municipalities and counties (22 from Lake County, 16 from Porter County, and 14 from LaPorte County) as well as a Governor’s appointee. NIRPC has an Executive Board consisting of 11 of those members. The membership and governance of NIRPC is organized under Indiana Code 36-7-7.6.

NIRPC Executive Board
Michael Griffin
Chairperson

Town of Highland Clerk-Treasurer

George Topoll
Vice-Chairperson

Union Township Trustee

Justin Kiel
Secretary

Town of LaCrosse Councilman

Richard Hardaway
Treasurer

Town of Merrillville Councilman

Diane Noll
Immediate Past-Chair

Town of Wanatah Clerk-Treasurer

Tom Dermody

City of LaPorte Mayor

Sheila Matias

La Porte County Commissioner

Thomas M. McDermott, Jr.
City of Hammond Mayor
Ed Soliday
Governor of Indiana Appointee State Representative
Greg Stinson
Town of Porter Councilman
James G. Ton
Town of Chesterton Councilman
Ty Warner
NIRPC Executive Director
Lake County Commissioners
Robert Carnahan
Town of Cedar Lake

Councilman

Town of Cedar Lake
Andrew Kyres
City of Crown Point

Councilman

City of Crown Point
Mary Tanis
Town of Dyer

Councilwoman

Town of Dyer
Anthony Copeland
City of East Chicago

Mayor

City of East Chicago
Jerome Prince
City of Gary

Mayor

City of Gary
Rick Ryfa
Town of Griffith

Councilman

Town of Griffith
Thomas M. McDermott, Jr.
City of Hammond

Mayor

City of Hammond
Michael Griffin
Town of Highland

Clerk-Treasurer

Town of Highland
Brian Snedecor
City of Hobart

Mayor

City of Hobart
Kyle W. Allen, Sr.
Lake County Commission

Commissioner

Lake County Commission
Charlie Brown
Lake County Council

Councilman

Lake County Council
Bill Emerson, Jr.
Lake County Surveyor

Surveyor

Lake County Surveyor
Bill Carroll
City of Lake Station

Mayor

City of Lake Station
John Yelkich
Town of Lowell

Councilman

Town of Lowell
Richard Hardaway
Town of Merrillville

Councilman

Town of Merrillville
Wendy Mis
Town of Munster

Clerk-Treasurer

Town of Munster
Sharon Szwedo
Town of New Chicago

Councilwoman

Town of New Chicago
Gerald Swets
Town of St. John

Councilman

Town of St. John
Tom Schmitt
Town of Schererville

Councilman

Town of Schererville
Jack Jeralds II
Town of Schneider

Councilman

Joseph Stahura
City of Whiting

Mayor

City of Whiting
Jon Derwinski
Town of Winfield

Councilman

Town of Winfield
LaPorte County Commissioners
Mark Ritter
Town of Kingsbury

Councilman

Duane Arndt
Town of Kingsford Heights

Clerk Treasurer

Justin Kiel
Town of LaCrosse

Councilman

Thomas Dermody
City of LaPorte

Mayor

City of LaPorte
Sheila Matias
LaPorte County Commission

Commissioner

LaPorte County Board of Commissioners
Mike Rosenbaum
LaPorte County Council

Councilman

LaPorte County Council
Anthony Hendricks
LaPorte County Surveyor

Surveyor

LaPorte County Surveyor
Robert Lemay
Town of Long Beach

Councilman

Town of Long Beach
Daina Dumbrys
Town of Michiana Shores

Councilwoman

Duane Parry
City of Michigan City

Mayor

City of Michigan City
Janet Beck
Town of Pottawattomie Park

Councilwoman

Joshleen Denham
Town of Trail Creek

Clerk-Treasurer

Town of Trail Creek
Diane Noll
Town of Wanatah

Clerk-Treasurer

Town of Wanatah
Lori Mercer
Town of Westville

Clerk-Treasurer

Town of Westville
Porter County Commissioners
Geof Benson
Town of Beverly Shores

Councilman

Town of Beverly Shores
Eric Hull
Town of Burns Harbor

Councilman

Town of Burns Harbor
James G. Ton
Town of Chesterton

Councilman

Town of Chesterton
Jeannette Bapst
Town of Dunes Acres

Clerk-Treasurer

Town of Dune Acres
David Peeler
Town of Hebron

Councilman

Town of Hebron
Tim Jones
Town of Kouts

Councilman

Town of Kouts
Carolyn Saxton
Town of Ogden Dunes

Councilwoman

Town of Ogden Dunes
Vacant
Town of Pines
Town of Pines
Sue Lynch
City of Portage

Mayor

City of Portage
Greg Stinson
Town of Porter

Councilman

Town of Porter
Jim Biggs
Porter County Commission

Commissioner

Porter County Commission
Jeff Larson
Porter County Council

Councilman

Porter County Council
Kevin Breitzke
Porter County Surveyor

Surveyor

Porter County Surveyor
Edward Morales
Porter Township

Trustee

George Topoll
Union Township

Trustee

Matt Murphy
City of Valparaiso

Mayor

City of Valparaiso
Governor's Appointee
Ed Soliday
Indiana State Representative
NIRPC Attorney
David Hollenbeck
Attorney
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