One Region, One Vision council members
See who makes up the One Region, One Vision council.
The Times Media Co. Publisher Bill Masterson Jr.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky
State Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary
State Government, Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso
County Government, Tom O'Donnell, Lake County Council
City Government, Jon Costas, City of Valparaiso
City Government, Thomas McDermott Jr., City of Hammond
Town Government, Michael Griffin, Town of Highland
Regional Development, Leigh Morris, Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority
Regional Planning, John Swanson, Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority
Transportation, Gerry Hanas, Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District
Higher Education, Howard Cohen, Purdue University Calumet
Vocational Education, J. Guadalupe Valtierra, Ivy Tech Community College
School Superintendents, Peggy Buffington, School City of Hobart
Commerce, Dave Ryan, Northwest Indiana Chamber Executives Association
Finance, Michael Schrage, Centier Bank
Sharon Owen, U.S. Steel
Labor, Randy Palmateer, Northwestern Indiana Building and Construction Trades Council
Utilities, Don Babcock, NIPSCO
Economic Development, Mark Maassel, Northwest Indiana Forum
Housing, Peter Novak Jr., Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors
Quality of Life, Jim Flannery, Quality of Life Council
Nonprofits, Harry Vande Velde III, Legacy Foundation
Public Safety, Rogelio "Roy" Dominguez, Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Council
Healthcare, Patrick Bankston, Northwest Indiana Healthcare Council, Indiana University Northwest School of Medicine
Environment, Kay Nelson, Northwest Indiana Environmentalists
Tourism, Speros A. Batistatos, South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority
Entertainment, Charlie Blum, Star Plaza Theatre
Diversity, Jose Arrendondo, H.O.P.E
Religion, Bishop Dale Melczek, Diocese of Gary
Religion, Steve Munsey, Family Christian Center
Arts and Culture, John Cain, South Shore Arts Council
Social Services, Lou Martinez, United Way
Community Organizations, Patrick Hogan, Gary Frontiers Service Club
Youth, Lincoln Ellis, Northwest Indiana Boys and Girls Club
Times Executive Editor Bill Nangle.
Honorary Member, David Bochnowski, Peoples Bank
Dennis Rittenmeyer, former president of Calumet College of St. Joseph, is the new executive director of the newly merged One Region: One Vision for Northwest Indiana's Quality of Life.
Honorary Member, Linda Key, Key West Enterprises LLC
Darren Washington, Gary Community School Corp.
Honorary Member Bill Wellman, Whiteco Industries
Honorary Member Cal Bellamy, Krieg DeVault LLP
Honorary Member, Shirley Caylor, The Crisis Center
Honorary Member, MarySue Barrett, Metropolitan Planning Council
Thomas McDermott Jr. is mayor of Hammond.
Speros Batistatos is president and CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority.
Kay Nelson is director of environmental affairs at the Northwest Indiana Forum.
Harry Vande Velde, president of the Legacy Foundation.
Bishop Dale Melczek, Catholic Diocese of Gary
Randy Palmateer is business manager at the Northwestern Indiana Building and Construction Trades Council.
3rd House District State Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary Represents: Gary (downtown and east side), Lake Station, New Chicago, Hobart Experience: State representative since 1982; health management consultant Committees: Public Health (ranking Democrat); Insurance; Government Reduction; Interstate…