Citizen Board Appointments

The Porter County Council is 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 County Council has appointments on the following Boards & Committees: 
  • Alcohol Beverage Commission
  • Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Chesterton Economic Development Commission
  • Convention, Recreation & Visitors Commission
  • Parks & Recreation Board
  • Plan Commission
  • Portage Economic Development Commission
  • Porter County Library System Board
  • Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals (PTABOA)
  • Redevelopment Commission
  • Regional Development Authority (Joint Appointment With Board of Commissioners)
  • Weschester Economic Development Commission
  • Westchester Library Board