Starke County Officials Seeking 2015 Board Appointees

starke-county-courthouseThe Starke County Council and Commissioners are seeking qualified, community-minded individuals to serve on a variety of boards and commissions in 2015. Many of the seats require specific party affiliation under Indiana Code. It is determined by the prospective nominee’s vote in the most recent primary election or a letter of support from the party chairman. Currently seated board members may be given preference for a subsequent term.

Letters of interest for Commissioners appointments may be submitted to the Starke County Commissioners, c/o the Starke County Auditor, 53 East Mound St., Knox, IN, 46534. Submit letters of interest for Council appointments to the Starke County Council, c/o the Starke County Auditor, 53 East Mound St., Knox, IN, 46534. The submission deadline is the close of regular business hours on Tuesday, Dec. 23. Contact commissioners Kathy Norem, Jennifer Davis or Kent Danford for more information.

Appointments for 2015 are as follows:

1. Starke Regular Drain Board (36-9-27) 1 Commissioner appointments

2. Planning Commission (IC 36-7-4) 1 Commissioners appointments (1D) 1 Township Trustee

3. Kankakee Iroquois Regional Plan Commission “K.I.R.P.C.” (IC 36-7-7) 2 Commissioner appointments

4. Health Board (IC 16-20) 2 Commissioners Appointments (2D)

5. Library Board (IC36-12) 1 Council appointment

6. Aviation Board (IC 8-22) 1 Commissioner Appointment (D)

7. Hospital Community Board 2 Commissioner Appointments (1D & 1R)

8. Alcoholic Beverage Board (IC 7.1) 1 Commissioner Appointment (R) 1 Council Appointment (D)

9. Regional Workforce Board 1 Commissioner appointment as recommended by SCED Director, Charles Weaver

10. Wage Commission 2 Commissioner appointments and 1 Council appointment (political balance required)

11. P.T.A.B.O.A. Board (IC 6-1.1-13) 2 Commissioner appointments (Political Balance Required)

12. Innkeepers Tax/Visitors Association Board (IC 6-9-18) 4 Commissioner appointments

13. Community Corrections Board (IC 11-12-2) 2 Commissioner Appointments

a. Layperson

b. Ex-offender

A complete list of Boards, with the associated Indiana Code and/or eligibility requirements, can be found on the Starke County web site at