City Council


  • 6:30 pm
  • 1st Tuesday of every month
  • Portage City Hall-Council Chambers
    6070 Central Avenue
    Portage, IN 46368

Live Stream Meetings

Tune in on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM. Watch the meetings on YouTube.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.



The Portage City Council is the city's governing body and is composed of seven elected members. Each member represents residents in their district. At-large members represent the city as a whole.

2024 City Council Committee Appointments

Budget Committee

  • Victoria Vasquez - Chairperson
  • Bob Parnell
  • Ferdinand Alvarez

Ordinance Committee

  • Ferdinand Alvarez - Chairperson
  • Victoria Vasquez
  • Collin Czilli

Strategic Planning Committee

  • Bob Parnell - Chairperson
  • Penny Ambler
  • Gina Giese-Hurst

Ways & Means Committee

  • Gina Giese-Hurst - Chairperson
  • Melissa Weidenbach
  • Penny Ambler

Redistricting Committee

  • Melissa Weidenbach - Chairperson
  • Victoria Vasquez
  • Ferdinand Alvarez

Liaison Members

  • Melissa Weidenbach, Fire Department and Fire Merit Board
  • Gina Giese-Hurst, Park Board
  • Bob Parnell, Police Department and Police Merit Board
  • Ferdinand Alvarez, Port Authority
  • Victoria Vasquez, Street Department and Sanitation Department
  • Collin Czilli, Utilities