Citizen Board Appointments

The Board of Commissioners are vested with the responsibility and authority to appoint citizens to local government boards and committees. Vacancies may arise when an appointee's term expires or upon resignation. When vacancies do occur, announcements seeking citizen applicants are made public through press releases to local media, on the Porter County Government Facebook Page and on the homepage of this website. Interested applicants must complete and submit an Application For Board Appointment (PDF) by the published deadline. Depending on the vacancy, certain requirements, such as residency and/or certain political party affiliation must be met for some appointments.

The Board of Commissioners have appointments on the following Boards & Committees: 

  • Alcohol Beverage Commission
  • Airport Authority
  • Board of Health
  • Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Convention, Recreation & Visitors Commission
  • Gary/Chicago Airport Authority Board
  • Parks & Recreation Board
  • Plan Commission
  • Porter County Library System Board
  • Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals (PTABOA)
  • Redevelopment Commission
  • Regional Development Authority (Joint Appointment With County Council)
  • Storm Water Advisory Board
  • West Porter Township Fire District
  • Wildlife Management Board.