Indiana Association Of Cities And Towns
Four Lake County mayors were recognized Monday for their efforts to increase their knowledge of municipal government.
In small town and rural Indiana, you can see the gaunt, ghost people. They have rotting teeth. They drive beat up pickup trucks and old Pontiacs, sometimes with kids standing in the backseat. They can be tracked on a ritual tour of drug stores.
Portage is moving city employees to a different insurance plan instead of the city's own plan. It's a smart move that will reduce premiums for employees and the city alike.
HOBART | City officials will meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday at City Hall, 414 Main St., to discuss tax abatements and other incentives.
If you're looking for expert advice on controlling health insurance premiums, it makes sense that you would consult an expert. But that's not what Porter County officials did.
WHITING | Whiting's environmental efforts have earned the city recognition as Green Community of the Year by the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.
VALPARAISO | A public hearing on the city's proposed 2013 budget at Monday's council meeting turned into a presentation of what the administration is doing to try to ease the impact of changes in the employees' health insurance plan.
Valparaiso has ditched its self-insurance plan to join the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns plan. It's a good stopgap measure for not just Valparaiso, but other cities as well.
VALPARAISO | After Saturday, the city of Valparaiso will no longer be self-insured.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Brandt Hershman, R-Wheatfield, was honored Thursday for his work restructuring funding for 911 emergency telephone service.
Matt Greller, executive director of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, voiced the concerns of many municipalities about tax caps hampering their ability to do business as usual. The tax caps, however, are for taxpayers' protection.
GARY | Gary Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly general membership luncheon at noon Monday at Steel City Buffet & Grill, 411 E. Fifth Ave. The featured guest speaker will be Matthew C. Greller, executive director and CEO of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.
WHITING | Years of preparation to establish Whiting as Lake County's premier lakefront destination community are paying off as many long-range plans are coming to fruition this year.
INDIANAPOLIS | Counties, cities and towns could seek permission to bust the state's property tax caps under a local government reform plan proposed Tuesday by Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman.
The city's recent recognition by the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns is only the latest in the superlatives that others are heaping on this lakefront community on the go.
WHITING | The city's recent recognition by the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns is only the latest in the superlatives that others are heaping on this lakefront community. IACT in October named Whiting its Green Community of the Year and also handed the city its State Community Achiev…
VALPARAISO | Looking for leaky pipes isn't likely to earn anyone a Nobel Prize, but the city's water audit was recognized recently with a Community Achievement Award from the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana communities made a strong showing Monday at the 2011 Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Conference.
WHITING | The city has earned state honors for its new baseball field at Standard Diamonds Park.
Most Hoosiers living in cities and towns believe their mayors and council members create their local ordinances. But the 2011 Indiana General Assembly has been on a rampage against "home rule." It goes far beyond the plea of cities for local taxing options in this era of crimping property tax caps.
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