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Mayor Jon Costas

Mayor's office announces beneficiaries in 2014 charity bash

VALPARAISO | Six local charities will receive funds from Mayor Jon Costas' 10th annual charity event. 

July 15, 2014 3:00 pm

Mayor Costas Welcomes The Tech Foundry Business Accelerator

VALPARAISO | Mayor Jon Costas announced the launch of The Tech Foundry Startup Accelerator program, in partnership with Elevate Ventures and the state of Indiana. The goal of The Tech Foundry is to help technology companies meet the challenges facing a start-up, enhancing their success and s…

June 23, 2014 3:31 pm
Mayor Costas and Calvary Pastor Young to host leadership discussion series

Mayor Costas and Calvary Pastor Young to host leadership discussion series

VALPARAISO | Mayor Jon Costas and Calvary Church senior pastor, Lionel Young, will host a 5-week discussion series based on the bestselling book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. The series is open to community, business, non-profit, and ministry leaders. Highly Effective…

March 14, 2014 6:32 pm

$100 for anyone who has done more than Costas

I have decided to reach into my piggy bank to offer a $100 reward to anyone who can tell me the name of the person who in the last 100 years has done more good for Valparaiso than Jon Costas, our mayor, ably aided by the Valparaiso City Council.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Children's books can have life-long influence at early age

OFFBEAT: Children's books can have life-long influence at early age

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Valparaiso to Host MLK Day Reflection

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas and the City of Valparaiso will host “Letters from Birmingham Jail,” a reflection on Martin Luther King at City Hall, Jan. 20 at 9 a.m. The public is invited to join with city employees for this 20-minute recognition of Martin Luther King and his legacy.

January 17, 2014 3:55 pm
Local officials tout benefits of Project Lifesaver bracelets

Local officials tout benefits of Project Lifesaver bracelets

Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain prepares to "band" Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas with a tracking bracelet Thursday at Central Park Plaza to demonstrate the Project Lifesaver program. Authorities then tracked the mayor to a parking lot behind the Old Porter County Jail.

September 19, 2013 3:14 pm
Local officials tout benefits of Project Lifesaver bracelets

Local officials tout benefits of Project Lifesaver bracelets

Porter County Sheriff's Capt. George Gonzalez uses a tracking device to pick up a signal from a bracelet being worn by Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas in downtown Valparaiso on Thursday during a demonstration of the Project Lifesaver program.

September 19, 2013 3:05 pm
Local officials tout benefits of Project Lifesaver bracelets

Local officials tout benefits of Project Lifesaver bracelets

Porter County Sheriff's Capt. George Gonzalez uses a tracking device to pick up a signal from a bracelet being worn by Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas in downtown Valparaiso while Porter County Sheriff David Lain stands by Thursday during a demonstration of the Project Lifesaver program.

September 19, 2013 3:05 pm

Mayor Costas to Speak on Embracing Inclusion

VALPARAISO | The public is invited to a special presentation entitled Embracing Inclusion by Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas at 9 a.m. on Jan. 21 at City Hall. The talk is part of the city’s Martin Luther King Day events, in conjunction with Valparaiso University. Mayor Costas’s talk will focus …

January 16, 2013 2:29 pm
Mayors Proclaim Nov. 8 Porter County GIVE Day

Mayors Proclaim Nov. 8 Porter County GIVE Day

VALPARAISO | What if the entire county joined together on a single day to help fight homelessness? That’s exactly what Portage Mayor James Snyder and Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas are encouraging. They each signed a proclamation naming Nov. 8 as Porter County GIVE Day – a single day when donat…

November 01, 2012 1:49 pm

Valparaiso to mark Arbor Day on Friday at Fairgrounds Park

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas will commemorate Arbor Day on Friday by planting a tree at Fairgrounds Park. A Kentucky coffee tree will replace an ash at 10 a.m. at the south end of the concession stand.

April 25, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo mayor to talk leadership in new discussion series

VALPARAISO | Mayor Jon Costas and pastor Lionel Young present Good to Great: A Study on Leadership.

February 13, 2012 10:44 am

Tim Warner new member of Valparaiso Park Board

VALPARAISO | Mayor Jon Costas is pleased to announce that Tim Warner is the new appointee to the Valparaiso Park Board. Warner is currently the vice president of Business Banking at Centier Bank, working in the industry for 26 years.

January 23, 2012 9:41 am
Mayors more involved across region, Costas says

Mayors more involved across region, Costas says

Jon Costas is the mayor of Valparaiso and chairman of a round-table of 11 mayors from across the region.

September 10, 2010 6:06 pm
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