City of Portage, Indiana

We are a community of hard working people with a commitment to keeping our city safe, clean, and prosperous.


Mayoral Appointees

Board of Works 

5 members: The Mayor & 4 citizens appointed by the mayor. 
Term: 1 year 

James E. Snyder, Mayor
Larry Smock, Member
Cathy Fleming, Member
Larry Smock, Member
Ed Gottschling, Member
1 Vacancy
Gregg Sobkowski, Attorney
Christopher D. Stidham, Clerk-Treasurer

Port Authority 

7 members:  7 appointed by Mayor w/Council approval.
Term: 4 years 

Jeff Fleming, Member 
Ray Blazek, Member 
Laura Gaffney, Member 
Steve Nelson, Member 
Carl Simpson, Member 
John Smolar, Member
Ellis Ponton, Member  
Ted Uzelac - City Council Liaison Member              

Portage Economic Development Cooperation 

3 members:  1 appointed by Mayor, 1 appointed by Council, 1 appointed by County Council.
Term: 4 years

Mike Sarver, Member (Mayor's Appointment)
Collin Czilli, Member (Council's Appointment)
---  (County Council's Appointment)

Advisory Claims Committee 

6 members: Mayor, Clerk-Treasurer, 3 Mayoral appointments (by virtue of office), and 1 City Council appointment.
Term: 1 year 

James E. Snyder, Mayor
Christopher D. Stidham, Clerk-Treasurer
Ted Uzelac, Councilmember by Mayor
Jenny Orsburn, Park Superintendent by Mayor
Sherry Smolar, Utility Board Secretary/Treasurer by Mayor
Elizabeth Modesto, Councilmember by Council

Alcoholic Beverage Commission

The membership of the Alcoholic Beverage Commission is as follows:  1 Mayoral appointment (one-year term).

Edward Fritz, Member

Mayor's Advisory Committee on Senior Services

Description: Created to help identify senior needs and solutions.  This group sponsors our annual Senior Health Fair and our Senior Art Show.

Any Members Are Welcome. Phone the Mayor's Office at (219) 762-5425.

Education Foundation

Education Foundation:  2 year term; 1 appointed by Mayor

Lori Wilkie, Member

Porter County Convention, Recreation, and Visitor Commission

2 members:  appointed by Mayor
Term: 2 years

Barb Lusco, Member 
Karen Webster, Member

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6070 Central Ave
Portage, IN 46368
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