Starke Commissioners Seeking Volunteers To Fill Vacant Board Seats

Starke County Commissioners

The Starke County Commissioners are currently seeking interested, qualified, and community-minded individuals to fill several vacancies on a number of boards.

Commissioner Kathy Norem said they are currently seeking an individual to appoint to the Starke Regular Drain Board for a three-year term. Two appointments are needed for the Kankakee-Iruquois Regional Plan Commission for one-year terms, and one appointment is necessary for the Planning Commission as a four-year term.

The commissioners are also seeking two appointments – one democrat, one republican – for four-year terms to the Health Board. Two appointments for the Board of Zoning Appeals are also needed, as well as a council appointment, to a four-year term. Norem said the Aviation Board is also in need of a republican appointment to a four-year term.

The Hospital Community Board has two open appointments for four-year terms, while the Alcoholic Beverage Board has two vacancies – one republican to be appointed by the commissioners and one democrat council appointment – for one-year terms.

Finally, commissioner appointments are also required for the City of Knox Board of Zoning Appeals (one-year term), Regional Workforce Board, P.T.A.B.O.A. Board, and Innkeepers Tax/Visitors Association Board.

Many of these boards require specific party affiliation under Indiana Code. Party affiliation is determined by the most recent primary election in which the individual voted or a current letter of support provided by the party Chairman. Currently-seated board members may be given preference for a subsequent term.

The two mile jurisdiction is defined by the City of Knox as follows: On the east side of Knox – the City limits to 600E; On the west side of Knox – the city limits to 200E; On the north side of Knox – the city limits to 200N; On the south side of Knox – the city limits to 300S.

A complete list of Boards, with the associated Indiana Code and/or eligibility requirements, can be found on the Starke County web site at Submit letters of interest to the Starke County Commissioners, c/o the Starke County Auditor, 53 East Mound St., Knox, IN 46534. Submission deadline is the close of regular business hours on Dec. 27. For additional information contact the Starke County Commissioners or the Starke County Auditor.