Governor appoints two new members to Little Cal Commission

2012-10-11T00:00:00Z Governor appoints two new members to Little Cal CommissionBy Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078 nwitimes.com
October 11, 2012 12:00 am  • 

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels this week appointed two new members to the commission that oversees Little Calumet River levees in Lake County and reappointed two Valparaiso residents to other state boards.

Thomas Gozdecki, of Highland, and Colin Highlands, of Portage, were tapped by the Republican governor for membership on the Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission.

The commission manages flood control projects along the river among other tasks.

Gozdecki is executive vice president at Hyre Electric and is set to serve on the commission until Jan. 1, 2014. Highlands is the Department of Natural Resource's water source pollution coordinator for Lake Michigan. His term expires Jan. 7.

Separately, Daniels reappointed Harley Snyder, of Valparaiso, to the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, and Stephen McShane, of Valparaiso, to the State Historic Records Advisory Board.

The RDA is responsible for planning and funding expansion of the Gary/Chicago International Airport, region public transit service and other economic development projects in Northwest Indiana. Snyder's new term runs until Aug. 31, 2015.

The state records board advises on projects and funding for Indiana work by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. McShane's new term expires Jan. 31, 2014.

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